Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies Recipe

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Beth M.

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@BakinTime

These were so special and I have good memories of visiting my Aunt Doris when I was a child, and she made these.

Other than my mom's kitchen, Aunt Doris's was my favorite kitchen to be in as she was a great baker. I remember her always wearing an apron, she was so neat, and I had fun whenever I was there. She had a green stand mixer which I was so impressed with.I always associate the place where I had a new food for the first time, and obviously I loved Aunt Doris and I loved these cookies and they're still a favorite of mine.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • DOUGH INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2 medium
    eggs/not extra large
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    cinnamon
  • FILLING:

  • 2 c
    dates; chopped
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 1/3 c
    chopped nuts

How to Make Date Filled Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and sift. In a large bowl mix shortening, sugar and eggs. Add water and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients. This is a job for one of those nice stand mixers, as the dough is a bit stiff.
  3. Make the filling: stir and cook until thick; add water if needed. I like to use a double boiler as it can stick and burn easily if you're not watching it constantly and stirring it.
  4. Spoon the dough by teaspoonful onto cooky sheet. Top each with 1/2 teaspoonful of date filling. Then place another 1/2 teaspoonful of dough on top of that and seal.

    BAKE 10-12 MINUTES. Cool briefly on baking sheet and remove from baking sheet to a rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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About Date Filled Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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