Old Fashioned Date Nut Cookies

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

Originally this was my aunt Alice's recipe. The recipe had a slight Make over. The original recipe calls for all vegetable shortening. I changed it to half butter. I also made a few minor adjustments. I hadn't had these cookies in years. I love date nut cookies. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.


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Serves:

4 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FILLING

2 c
chopped dates ( 10 ounces)
1/2 c
granulated white digar
2/3 c
water
1/2 Tbsp
orange zest
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

COOKIE DOUGH

1/2 c
vegetable shortening ( crisco)
1/2 c
softened butter
2 c
light brown sugar packed
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make the filling.
Shop the dates. I use a food processor to chop.
2
In a large sauce pan add the dates, granulated sugar, orange zest, and
2/3 cup of water. Stir and bring mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until mixture is very thick and boiled down to a paste. Remove from heat. empty into a bowl and refrigerate until cool. Mix in the walnuts after it cools.
3
Make the dough:
In a bowl. Cream shortening and butter together on low speed with a mixer. Add in the brown sugar and mix well on low speed.
4
In another bowl. Mix together eggs, and vanilla. Add this mixture to the butter sugar mixture. Beat well.
5
In another bowl sift the flour baking soda, cinnamon and salt together . Add this to the creamed butter mixture. Add 1/2 cup chopped walnut's. Stir to combine.
6
Mix well By hand. Refrigerate dough for about 30 minutes to give it more stiffness. Heat oven to 350°. Parchment line a sheet pan, Or you may lightly grease a sheet pan.
7
in teaspoon size amounts. Make each in to a ball. Top each cookie with a teaspoon of date filling in center of ball. Push filling down into cookie . Place in oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool move to rack to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free