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Date Filled Cookies


Makes about 30

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small saucepan over low heat, mix dates, sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until thick and smooth. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour to butter mixture and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix well. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll dough to 1/8" thickness and cut into 2" 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. Bake 15 minutes or until browned.

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Reviews of Date Filled Cookies:

1-5 of 5 reviews  

  Elaine in Missouri  Dec 1, 2007
Would make this again.
My dear late mother-in-law used to make these. She called them Date Volcanoes. All my husband's brothers and sisters loved them. It wasn't Christmas without them. 5 stars

  Andrea in Germany  Nov 28, 2005
Would make this again.
Those cookies are a nice change to my usual classic German recipes, thank you! My family loves them! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Fergus Falls MN  Jul 8, 2003
Would make this again.
They were pretty good tasting. 4 stars

  robert bayles in Hackettstown,N.J.  Dec 19, 2002
Would not make this again.
Took much longer to make than anticipated. 3 stars

  A cookie baker in Washington  Dec 4, 2002
Would make this again.
very moist, easy to make cookies 5 stars

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