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Date Surprise Cookies


Beautifoul and delicious, these filled cookies are a Christmas treat.

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  • Cookie:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp bkg powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cups boiling water
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 1 tblp butter
  • You may choose to buy solo date filling in a can instead.



Step 1

Place first 3 ingredients into a saucepan and cook till thick( 8-10 minutes). Now add the lemon juice and butter and let cool.
Mix the dry ingredients. Cream the butter and sugar till light, add the egg and vanilla. Now alternately add the flour and milk. Chill.
Roll out the dough to 1/9 th inch and cut with a 21/2" round cutter. Optional, you may choose to cut half of the rounds with a decorative cutter such as a heart or star like you would for linzer cookies. To form place 1 tsp filling in center of cookie and place another on the top. With a fork seal the edges.
Bake @ 375* for 10-12 minutes. May dust with powdered sugar.

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