date filled cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Beth M.
from M.V. Island, MA

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For date filled cookies

  • DOUGH INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 2 md
    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
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How To Make date filled cookies

  • 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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