Filled Date Nut Cookies

I am looking for a recipe for a rolled, cookie dough which remains soft after baking. My mother made a date/nut filled cookie when I was a child, it was a family favorite. I cannot find the recipe. Can anyone help me? The date/nut filling was place between 2 rounds cut with a small biscuit cutter, sealed and baked. They were soft after removing from the oven.

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Terri Jozwiak - January 7, 2010

Someone was looking for a Date Filled Cookie recipe and I have one that my Grandma always made. And now I am a Grandma!

Date Filled Cookies

1/2 c shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
Mix thoroughly: shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour, salt and baking soda. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Prepare filling:
2 c pitted dates
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c water
1/2 c nuts
Combine all, cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cool completely.

Roll out the dough and cut with round cookie cutters. Place one cookie on a cookie sheet and put 1 T of the filling in the middle. Place 2nd cookie on top and pinch the cookies together. We always pushed a half walnut in the middle of the top cookie and then sprinkled the cookies with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or untill the cookie is nice and golden.

Hope this is what you are looking for! They are yummy!

Jessie - December 14, 2010

This sound like the cookies my mom made too but they where made in to crescent and put prower sugar on them after bakes them

    Debbie - December 26, 2012

    Was they rolled up like you mentioned, sorta crescent style with the filling in the middle? After cooled they was tossed with powered sugar? My mom also made them and was Absolutely my favorite!!! I’ve been trying to find the recipe with no luck until I saw this recipe. She passed away two years ago and at the time I couldn’t find any of her recipes. This is the closest by far. Christmas is over but I’m still going to make them- there’s a few other ones she made I also hope to find. Thanks.

Aberdeen - December 18, 2010

My mom made them too she rolled the dough out and put the filling on dough and the rolled them and chilled and baked. Here is the recipe. Enjoy

Date pinwheel cookies from dj.
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces chopped dates
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
Cream Shortening and add sugar. Beat in eggs; add dry ingedients and vanilla until dough is formed. Chill dough thoroughly.
Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients in a saucepan; boil until thick. Let cool to room temperature.

Roll out the chilled cookie dough into a rectangle between two sheets of waxed paper. Spread the cooled date filling over the cookie dough. Roll up the cookie dough, jellyroll fashion. Wrap in waxed paper and chill before slicing. Slice and bake at 375°.

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