Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies


"This recipe calls for dates, but you could substitute raisins or mincemeat."


servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix dates, sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 minutes, or until thick and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Gradually mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oatmeal and mix well. Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 2 inch rounds. Place 1/2 of the rounds on cookie sheets. Spoon date mixture in the center of each round and top with another round. Press edges firmly together.
  5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until browned.
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  1. 20 Ratings


Fantastic cookies although they are somewhat labor-intensive. Try adding an egg then you won't need to add the extra tablespoons of water at the end. That makes them a little lighter and the d...

I remember my grandmother making these when I was a child. They rolled fine for me once I added the extra water recomended, but you do get a bit extra filling. A *GREAT* addition to this that gr...

These were really good. The dough was a little difficult to roll, probably because of the oats. I used rasins instead of dates. I doubled the recipe of both the filling and the dough. I filled t...

I could not get the dough to roll out.

Little date filled delights! Once i finally rolled the dough thin enough the cookies turned out amazing! although when the dough was thicker they turned out like tiny little biscuits which were ...

I don't know what happened, but they were just okay. I followed the recipe to a T. I'd play around with it next time and try to tweak it.

Excellent recipe! The cookie dough is so flavorful and combines really well with the sweet date compote. I think I made mine really big, but that let me put a lot of filling in each - which turn...

These are great...but I had to much date filling leftover, I would reccomend doubling the cookie dough next time

For me, these cookies were just O.K., but my family and co-workers really liked them. The filling was good, but the cookie itself seemed to be missing something. They were a little time consumin...