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Grandma's Date-Filled Cookies

grandma's date-filled cookies Dessert
Grandma's Date-Filled Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 42

Relish these date filled cookies that are baked to perfection - a great dessert to serve at your party. MORE+ LESS-

July 26, 2018

Ingredients

Cookies

1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
3 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda

Filling

2
cups chopped dates
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup water

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour and baking soda until well combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix filling ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Refrigerate until ready to use (mixture will thicken as it cools).
  • 3
    Heat oven to 375°F. Work with 1/3 of dough at a time; keep remaining dough refrigerated. On well-floured work surface, roll out dough with rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. In half of cookies, cut out and remove 1-inch round or desired shape of hole from center. Place whole cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Spoon 1 teaspoon cooled filling onto center of each whole cookie; top with dough ring. With fingertips or fork, press edges of dough to seal. Return dough centers to remaining dough for rerolling.
  • 5
    Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

Expert Tips

  • Just a few ingredients combine to create this soft, old-fashioned filled cookie. You can chop whole pitted dates or buy chopped dates.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Don’t overlook these date-filled cookies—not only are they a delicious, traditional treat, but they’re a little better for you than some other common cookie recipes. Dates are a fruit that are high in potassium, fiber, B vitamins and iron. They are very sweet and therefore full of natural sugar, but a much better alternative to refined sugar. There are a bunch of different varieties of this magical little fruit, but the ones you probably see the most often at your grocery store are Medjool and Deglet Noor. Both of these can easily be used in baking—Medjool dates are moist and very sweet, while Deglet Noor are a bit drier, but have a nice nutty flavor. Experiment with both and see what texture and flavor you prefer. Date cookies are just the beginning. There are so many different types of cookies for you to try! After you’ve tried this recipe, dive into our big collection of Pillsbury cookie recipes and get baking! If you have any cookie questions while you work in the kitchen, we have the answers you need.

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