Date Nut Filled Cookies

My grandmother's recipe, circa 1970. As I'm transcribing it from the yellowed, stained index card, I can see her writing it out for me. I loved the rich filling and tender cookie. Mmmm

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30mins
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • To prepare Filling:.
  • Combine dates, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until thick. Cool; add nuts.
  • To prepare Cookie Dough:.
  • Cream butter, add sugar and beat until light.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time; add vanilla.
  • Sift together flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto buttered baking sheet 2" apart. Make a shallow indent in each cookie. Place a scant teaspoon of filling in indent. Cover with 1/2 teaspoon of dough.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire rack to cool.
  • Store between layers of wax paper in tightly covered container.
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@Deb Wolf
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"My grandmother's recipe, circa 1970. As I'm transcribing it from the yellowed, stained index card, I can see her writing it out for me. I loved the rich filling and tender cookie. Mmmm"
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  1. Deb Wolf
    My grandmother's recipe, circa 1970. As I'm transcribing it from the yellowed, stained index card, I can see her writing it out for me. I loved the rich filling and tender cookie. Mmmm
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