date filled brown sugar cookies

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By Karla Allen
from Otego, NY

When our children were teens we lived in RURAL Maine...25 miles from a town of any size. My husband pastored a little country church in a tiny community. This hearty home-made cookie always brings back fond memories of special hard-working people who knew how to cook from scratch and enjoy the fruit of their labor.

★★★★★ 1
serves makes 4 dozen cookies
prep time 35 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For date filled brown sugar cookies

  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter (no substitutes)
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • FILLING
  • 2 c
    chopped dates
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 c
    water

How To Make date filled brown sugar cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350
  • 2
    PREPARE FILLING In small saucepan,cook dates, white sugar and water on medium high heat till thickened, stirring often. Set aside to cool
  • 3
    COOKIES Use stand mixer if possible. Sift dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon together in bowl and set aside.
  • 4
    In mixer bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Then, add eggs, vanilla and milk.
  • 5
    Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
  • 6
    Form dough into three balls and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 7
    On lightly floured surface gently roll one ball of dough 1/4 inch thick. (Repeat this process with the other two balls as needed. Leave them in the fridge until ready for them.) Cut with 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter.
  • 8
    Place half of rounds on non-stick cookie pans. Spoon 1 teaspoon Date Filling in center of each cookie round.
  • 9
    Cut an X in the middle of reserved rounds. These are the tops. Place on top of bottom cookie. Seal the edges with fork tines.
  • 10
    BAKE 10-15 minutes in 350 oven or until edges are light brown. You may dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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