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Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies

Date Filled Cookies

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Date Filled Cookies
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Course: Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium




  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup water

  • For the dough:
  • 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


  • Make the filling:
  • 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.
  • Make the dough:
  • 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 flat disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Assemble the cookies:
  • 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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My husband loved them. Very easy to make. Will be making these again.
- A Baker

These were very easy and delicious! The dough was a breeze to work with. I used huge raisins instead of dates and added chopped almonds too cooked in with the chopped raisins. These are a favorite of my step dad so I make them for him at Christmas. It is Christmas eve 2015 and I just finished up baking a batch..Merry Christmas!
- Marlene Schuster

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.
- Elaine

Those cookies are a nice change to my usual classic German recipes, thank you! My family loves them!
- Andrea

They were pretty good tasting.
- A Baker
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