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Frosted Date Cookies

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  • 55 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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Add a sweet surprise to sugar cookie dough and top it with frosting.

Angie McGowan
October 12, 2012

Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2
cup finely chopped dates

Frosting

1
cup powdered sugar
2
teaspoons milk
2
teaspoons corn syrup
1/8
teaspoon almond extract
1/8
teaspoon vanilla

Garnish

1/4
cup sliced almonds, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add dates; knead into dough with hands until well combined.
  • 2 Reshape dough into 12-inch log. Using sharp knife, cut log into 24 (1/2-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, at least 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together Frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cookies. Garnish tops with sliced almonds.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add dates; knead into dough with hands until well combined.
  • 2 Reshape dough into 12-inch log. Using sharp knife, cut log into 24 (1/2-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, at least 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together Frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cookies. Garnish tops with sliced almonds.

Expert Tips

Chopped walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts can also be added to this recipe.

For best results, run cookie sheet under cold tap water to cool before baking each batch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
39.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0.5g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.0g
0%
Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%
Sodium
0.7mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
8.5g
Protein
0.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0.60%
1%
Iron
0.40%
0%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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