Grandma's Date Filled Cookies

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Total Time
25 mins
10 mins

These cookies have two layers of delicious and light sugar cookies sandwiched with date filling. I even loved these as a kid, when dates weren't COOL!

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  1. Mix in a sauce pan the dates, sugar and TBSP of flour, water, and lemon juice. Cook this for about 5 minutes on a medium heat, until all are blended well.
  2. Mix together the shortening, sugar, and eggs.
  3. Stir in the 2 Tbsps. thick cream and l teaspoons vanilla.
  4. Sift together the 2 1/2 cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Add to shortening mix to form dough.
  5. Chill dough for at least 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Roll out dough in thin layers in small batches and cut with round cookie cutter.
  7. Put mixture (about a tbsp.) in the center between 2 thin cookies pressed together.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees on lightly greased sheet pan for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.