Stuffed Date Cookies

Pat Duran


This recipe is from my 1979 recipe collection and Aunt Cece.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes 5 1/2 dozen
15 Min
10 Min



  • 1 lb
    pitted dates (about 70)
  • 3 oz
    pecan or walnut halves
  • 1/4 c
    shortening (i use buttery crisco or margarine)
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    dairy sour cream

  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    water or milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    corn syrup (i use karo)

How to Make Stuffed Date Cookies


  1. Cookies:
    Stuff dates with nut halves, set aside.
    Cream shortening and sugar until light and beat in egg. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt and add alternately with sour cream to creamed mixture. Stir in dates and drop onto greased cookie sheet (only one date per cookie). Bake at 400^ for 8-10 minutes. Cool and top with Golden Frosting.
  2. Golden Frosting:
    Lightly brown butter or margarine in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and gradually beat in powdered sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Slowly add milk or water until frosting is of spreading consistency.

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About Stuffed Date Cookies

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian

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