Grandma Frobel's Date-Filled Cookies

Grandma Frobel's Date-filled Cookies Recipe

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Andrea Frobel


We always make these with prunes, as they are my husband's favorite Christmas cookies. He says they taste EXACTLY like his Grandma's. Now, THAT'S a compliment!


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4 dozen
2 Hr
10 Min


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1/2 c
soft shortening
1 c
2 1/2 c
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 tsp
2 1/2 c
dates or prunes, pitted and finely chopped
3/4 c
3/4 c
3 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp

How to Make Grandma Frobel's Date-Filled Cookies


  • 1For the dough:
    Mix thoroughly the shortening, 1 cup sugar, and eggs.
  • 2Stir in cream and vanilla.
  • 3Sift together and blend in the flour, baking soda and salt. Chill dough for about 1 hour.
  • 4For the filling:
    In a heavy saucepan, mix together dates or prunes, 3/4 cup sugar, water, lemon juice, and butter.
  • 5Cook slowly, stirring constantly until thickened. Cool to room temperature.
  • 6Roll out the dough very thin on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 3-inch rounds with a cookie cutter or glass.
  • 7Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in the center. Fold over like a turnover and pinch edges shut.
  • 8Bake at 400F until delicately browned (around the edges). About 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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About Grandma Frobel's Date-Filled Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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