Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Grandma Jo's Tasty Date Cookies

Good morning friends!
 Today I have a tasty cookie recipe straight from grandma Jo!
 Even if you don't like dates you'll love these cookies.


Cookie Dough

 Mix together the following ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling mixture

Cook the following until soft (about 15 minutes) then mash

1 lb. dates
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water - maybe 3/4 if dates are really dry

Once cooled add the following ingredients
1 cup walnuts - chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Roll small pieces of dough in hand & flatten with bottom of glass (dip glass in powdered sugar)
Place on cookie sheet
Add teaspoon of date filling
Place a tiny piece of dough on top, press and seal

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

They burn easy so when they turn light brown remove from oven.

Bonus -- they freeze well! 

Linked to:
 Tasty Tuesdays

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tiara- thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. These cookies look phenom- my bf & I l.o.v.e. dates. I need to add these to my Christmas cookie platter. Thanks for sharing (and thanks to your Grandma Jo :)