Filled Date Cookies Recipe -
Filled Date Cookies Recipe

Filled Date Cookies

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"An easy, date-filled cookie that's a big hit with my family all year 'round!"

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. To prepare the filling, cook the dates, 3/4 cup of sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in the nuts, remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs, sour cream and almond extract. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Drop a rounded teaspoon of dough onto an unprepared cookie sheet, place a scant teaspoon of the filling on top of it, then top with an additional 1/2 teaspoon of dough. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2004

I made this cookie for a bridal shower was a hit ! the cookie is soft and moist with a very tasty filling...the dough spreads during baking, so be sure to use a scant amount for both top and bottom cookies...enjoy !

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2004

sorry, i thought awful. maybe i did it wrong. wasn't expecting a cake like cookie and because of little filling couldn't tast filling


10 Ratings

Dec 14, 2009

The recipe is a little time consuming and messy to work with, but the results were well worth the effort. My hubby gives them an A+

Nov 09, 2009

My mom made these every year. I like this version better than hers. She would stuff the date with a walnut and dip in the dough and bake. I like the filling idea better. These are a wonderful variation of comfort cookies from my childhood. They will have a place in my Christmas cookie baskets this year. Thank you for sharing!

Dec 15, 2011

I was so glad to be able to find this recipe. I have had this cookie every year since I was a small child. My grandmother has made them every year. Since she is 91 this year, she won't be making cookies. I had the recipe in an old cookbook, but we had house fire last month and I haven't been able to lay my hands on the recipe. This will make my family so happy to be able to have these cookies this year despite the turmoil that the fire has caused in our lives. They are time consuming, but so worth the effort.

Dec 22, 2008

I very enjoyable filled cookie. I will definately make theese again. They are a bit time consuming but it's worth it. Plenty of filling and great taste.

Sep 14, 2014

My mother made these for as long as I can remember. They have always been a favorite of my son. Mama is gone now so I have continued making them for him every Christmas. They are a little labor intensive but well worth the effort. Flavor is better after a day or two. Freeze great. I do use a 1 Tbsp. scoop for the cookie dough and a tsp. of filling with a tsp. of dough on top. Also, only bake for 8 minutes but my oven cooks hot. Bake until pale golden on top.

Dec 11, 2014

I used fig and almonds substituted for the date and walnuts and upon my first taste I realized that they will quickly become my favorite cookie. It literally brought tears to my husbands eyes reminding him of the cookies his grandma made for him every year at Christmas when she was still with us. We definitely felt her with us in spirit tonight. Light and fluffy cookie, beautiful shiny filling had the perfect amount of sweetness when married with the baked cookie. These will become a Christmas tradition from this year on.


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  • Calories
  • 232 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 176 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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