Date Filled Brown Sugar Cookies

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Karla Allen

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
makes 4 dozen cookies
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

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

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About Date Filled Brown Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Healthy