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    Maple Date Pockets

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    57 mins

    45 mins

    12 mins

    justcallmetoni's Note:

    A labor intensive cookie, but your efforts will be well rewarded.

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    1. 1
      To prepare the maple date filling, add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately, reduce to a low simmer and cook stirring often and taking care that the filling does not scorch. As the dates soften, break them up using the back of a wooden spoon. The filling will be done when the water has evaporated and you can draw the filling into a pile and it will stay without running back down.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175c) .
    3. 3
      To make the cookie dough, cream the butter and brown sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Take the oats and place in a food processor, mini chopper or blender, pulse a few times until you get coarse crumbs. Do not blend so much you end up with oat flour. In a separate bowl, combine the oats with the pastry flour, salt, and baking soda.
    5. 5
      In halves, add the dry mix to the wet using your mixer. The last half will be quite stiff and should even form a ball. Chill the ball for 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Roll out dough until quite thin. Since these have a top and bottom you will skill have enough cookie in each bite. Using a cookie cutter you can cut out 1 1/4 to 1/12 inch circles. Place half the circles onto the baking sheet, topping each with a rounded teaspoon of the date filling. Top with another circle and press around the edges and even give the top a light pat. (Since I'm never quite sure of the exact yield when I get close to the end of the dough I make just 1 or 2 at a time so there are definitely enough tops to match the bottoms.)
    7. 7
      Alternately, you can use a larger cutter, about 1 1/2 - 2 inches, and place the just off center and fold over for lovely crescent shaped cookies.
    8. 8
      Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool. Warning: filling is VERY hot when first taken from oven. Use caution if you decide not to wait.

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    Nutritional Facts for Maple Date Pockets

    Serving Size: 1 (41 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 178.8
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    Cholesterol 25.3 mg
    Sodium 126.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 17.7 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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