Klaychah (Date Cookies)

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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In saucepan, combine dates, butter, water, cardamom and cloves.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until dates become a paste.
  • Let stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well; add shortening and milk. Knead into dough, adding more flour or milk if necessary.
  • Divide dough into 4 parts then roll, one at a time, to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Divide date paste into 4 parts and roll each out, between sheets of wax paper, to match dough size.
  • Remove wax paper; place date layer on dough. (If date paste is too soft, gently spread each portion on dough with knife.)
  • Roll into cylinder, jellyroll style.
  • Slice rolls into 1-inch pieces and place on greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated 325F oven 35 minutes or until cookies begin to turn golden brown.
  • Let cool.
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