Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These cookies are great. My mom made them a few times. She even tried them with raspberry jam instead of the date filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a saucepan, cook dates, sugar and water. Add vanilla. Stir. Let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, sift all dry ingredients to make the dough.
  4. Cut the shortening in small pieces. Add to dry ingredients. Knead with hands, without bringing it homogeneous. Incorporate eggs to the mixture. Let rest 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the dough to 1/2 inch thick (it didn't mention on a floured surface, maybe it's better).
  6. Spread the cool filling on the dough. Roll. Cut in slices of 1/2 inch thick. Put on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is a hard one to rate. The taste is 5 stars but for me the making was less. If that makes sense LOL I love the taste of these cookies and I don't like date cookies LOL I ran out of filling so used a HM lavendar peach jam for the remaining dough. This could of been because I rolled it thinner then the 1/2 inch since it was to thick. I did find the dough mixing directions very different then other cookie recipes and it wasn't working that well for me so then just followed how I would normally mix them I think the dough should be chilled the 30 minutes. I didn't and found it very sticky to roll out and I used flour on both the rolling surface and the rolling pin. I also rolled out the dough in batchs cause I was finding there to be to much to handle at once but this was my first time doing a jelly roll type of cookie. My DH loved them so I will be making again. Made for Photo Tag Jan 2009

wicked cook 46 January 22, 2009

I absolutely love dates & date cookies are always an attraction for me ~ THESE WERE GREAT! The preparation was so easy, though I admit that I kept both dough & filling cold, rather than just at room temperature! I'll certainly be keeping this recipe around ~ Many thanks for posting it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders]

Sydney Mike February 17, 2009