Date Filled Cookies

Recipe by green_sleeves
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Date Filling:
  • In a small saucepan combine dates, water & brown sugar.
  • Simmer until soft and spreadable, you might need a bit more water, if it gets too watery, just cook it down.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Combine the dry ingredients, Flour, Baking Powder and Salt; set aside.
  • Cream Shortening and Sugar, gradually add the beaten Egg and Vanilla; mix well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the Sugar and Egg mixture; blending in after each additions.
  • Chill the dough 15 minutes. Roll the dough to 1/8" thick. Cut 3" circles or in cookie cutter shapes done in pairs.
  • Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Spread a small amount of date filling onto bottom side of a cookie and top with another cookie. Continue in this manner until all cookies are done in pairs.
  • These cookies can be prepared without the dates; cut out shapes, bake and decorate as desired. These freeze well.