These are really good!!!! I love the flavor of the cookie part and the date filling, both excellent!!! I used 1/4 cup pecan cookie pieces in the filling, which tasted great! I did have more filling than dough, I almost could have filled another batch of cookies. Also, had trouble working this dough. I had refrigerated it for 2 hours and it really still wasn't chilled enough to work so I stuck it in the freezer. Then it heated up really fast so next time I will chill overnight or more and probably wait til colder weather here in the Arizona desert!! I baked these for 10 minutes and they were golden brown. Since my dough was getting so warm, I made the rest into thumbprint cookies which were also excellent!!! I baked the thumbprint cookies for 10 minutes as well. I love these cookies, will make again in a colder kitchen!!!!
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.
Made these for Christmas give-away for friends and family. They are great!!!! The cookie dough has a very good flavor. I used a raviola cutter and they were quite large but no one complained...
Baked these by request of a friend of mine. DH and friend both raved about these. Followed recipe as it was given...turned out light and delicious just as friend remembered as a kid when her mother used to make them for her.
I came back, I think I forgot to rate this wonderful recipe.
This is my grandmother's recipe for date-filled cookies. It melts in your mouth like a good butter cookie should, and has the added pleasant date surprise, which is not too sweet or syrupy. Put these in a red tin, with a golden ribbon, and your Christmas gift worries are over! For a really thoughful gift extra, add an organza bag filled with a sampling of your favorite teas.
This is a very good recipe! I made a batch for my mother for her birthday and they looked very nice, which makes them a excellent cookie for gift giving!
This is a wonderful recipe, just like Mom used to make!