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Delectable Date Cookies

Delectable Date Cookies

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  • Yield: About 30 cookies
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup snipped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/3 cups sugar, soda and salt; beat well. Add eggs and honey; beat till well combined. Beat or stir in flour till combined. Divide in half.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of the dough into 1/8-inch thickness. Cut the dough into rounds, using a 2-1/2-inch cookie or biscuit cutter. Place the rounds 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the date filling into the center or each round.
  3. Roll and cut out the remaining dough. Using a 3/4-inch cutter, cut a hole in the center of these rounds, if you like. Place over cutouts with date filling and press edges with fork to seal.
  4. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 7 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.
  5. For The Date Filling: In a medium saucepan, combine water, 2 tablespoons sugar and cornstarch. Add dates. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; let the filling cool.

Nutrition Facts

(Delectable Date Cookies)

cal. (kcal) 167, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 22, sodium (mg) 134, carb. (g) 27

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