Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies

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Recipe by  Gordon

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

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  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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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 dough easier to handle.



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 grandma used to do is to frost the top cookie with a lightly peppermint flavored frosting. Sounds odd maybe but it's a great flavor addition to the date and oatmeal!!



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 the cookies FULL with the raisins, and the ratio of dough to filling was perfect! Maybe others were skimpy with the filling, or maybe dates fill the cookie differently! No matter....these were great....thanks Gordon! Oh...I also added a little cinnamon to my raisin mixture...yum!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 129 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 22.1 g
  • 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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