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grandma frobel's date-filled cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andrea Frobel
Findlay, OH

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!

(1 rating)
yield 4 dozen
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For grandma frobel's date-filled cookies

  • 1/2 c
    soft shortening
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 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

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

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