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Date Filled Cookies

  •  4.5 stars stars based on 7 reviews
  •   88% would make this again
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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 7 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker in Massachusetts  May 18, 2016
Would make this again.
My husband loved them. Very easy to make. Will be making these again. 4 stars

  Marlene Schuster in New Jersey  Dec 24, 2015
Would make this again.
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! 5 stars

  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

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