Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a unique family recipe that is originally from my great, great aunt. I have not tried it, but submitted it in response to a request. I'm sorry I don't know the serving size or exactly how long it takes to bake!
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 3 teaspoons flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- chopped nuts, to taste
- Cream butter and 1 cup sugar; add eggs and beat well.
- Add milk.
- Sift together baking powder, 2 cups flour, and salt; add flour mixture to creamed mixture.
- While dough is chilling, make filling by cooking dates, water, 3 tsp flour, and 1/2 cup sugar until thick; add chopped nuts.
- Roll out dough; cut in rounds.
- Mound filling in center, place another round on top and seal edges.
- Bake at 375°F on greased cookie sheets until lightly browned.
The dough was way too wet. Wasted half of it trying to roll it out. Much more flour needed!
Great cookies!! I added a little bit of vanilla to the dough recipe. Made a double batch but needed to add more flour. No problem, it worked out fine. When I put the filling on the dough, I pressed it down a little with flour on my fingertips. This kept the top dough from splitting. I did one extra thing...I made a thin glaze of confectioners sugar and water, and brushed it over the tops of each cookie with a pastry brush. Let them harden before packing. I froze them and pull a few out every few days to enjoy! PERFECT! And just like I remembered as a child! Thanks Kree!!
My DH and I really enjoyed these. I made these this morning and we had them with a cup of Rooibos tea. Instead of butter, I used vegan margarine, instead of eggs, I used flax seed meal and hemp milk instead of dairy. My aim was to keep this Vegan. I didn't have any dates so used cut up un-sulphurated apricots and prunes instead. Because I did this I needed a bit more water as the apricots have a drier consistency then dates. I cut the cookies in 3" rounds. They spread to a 4" round, so they got big. I left them in the oven for about 20 mts. which was a bit long as I wasn't sure how long to leave them in there. I suspect 15 mts. would have been enough. It seems the longer you leave these in the crispier they become which is fine with me, I didn't mind that at all.