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.

The Hillbilly Housewife Recommends

homemade-mixes-kindleHomemade Mixes – Make It Yourself and Save

Making your own mix from scratch rather than buying it in the store not only saves you money but also saves you from all the additives and preservatives that are put in the foods we buy.

Find out how easy it is to make your own seasonings, baking mixes, beverage mixes and more in this HBHW Kindle Cookbook.

 The recipes include:

Apple Pie Spice Mix
Basic Muffin Mix
Brownie Mix
Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Corn Bread Mix
Cream of Soup Mix
Fajita Seasoning
Fish Fry Coating Mix
Fruited Oatmeal Mix
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JIVJH6U/

Articles From The Hillbilly Housewife

St. Peter Church - Merzig, Germany

The Trip To Germany

This week’s article is more of a personal blog post about our trip to Germany. I thought it would be fun to share a few pictures with you of my town, the grocery stores and a few sights around the area. I hope you’ll enjoy taking this little trip with me. Let’s start with the […]

Darn Good & Dang Tasty ebook

Darn Good & Dang Tasty – Healthy Food Does’t Have To Taste Bad

My friend Tracy from MomsinaBlog.com put together a wonderful new cookbook full of healthy recipes that taste great. I asked her to share her thoughts and inspiration for writing the book along with some recipes with you. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out Darn Good & Dang Tasty.  Oftentimes when we think of eating […]

Cast Iron Skillet

How To Season and Re-Season Cast Iron Cookware

The following is a small excerpt from “The Hillbilly Housewife’s Cast Iron Cookbook“. It’s the most frequent question I get about cooking with cast iron skillets.  Over time, cast iron cookware develops a thin protective coating known as “seasoning” from the natural fats and oils associated with the cooking process. This coating fills in all […]

crockpot Collage

Slow Cooker Reviews

I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking. No matter how busy I get or how much running around town I’ve got to do, I know a yummy home-cooked meal will be ready when we get home. As you know, I’ve recently written and published a Kindle cookbook of Chicken Crockpot recipes. It’s been very well […]

Earth Day Projects For The Whole Family

Earth Day Projects For The Whole Family

With Earth Day coming up on April 20th, this is the perfect time to teach your kids about little things we an do every single day to protect the planet we call home. Here are some ideas for easy earth day projects the whole family will enjoy. Kids love being a part of efforts that […]

Comments

  1. Terri Jozwiak says

    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!

    • Debbie says

      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.

  2. Aberdeen says

    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.
    Ingredients:
    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
    .
    Filling:
    8 ounces chopped dates
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup boiling water
    Preparation:
    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°.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *