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Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

 Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies
Of all the cookies I've baked over the years, these have remained one of my all-time favorite. The dough is very easy to work with, and the result is eye-catching. —Debbie Rode, Oxbow, Saskatchewan
36 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until
  • easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.
  • Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on
  • greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over medium
  • heat for 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool to room

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Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • temperature. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with
  • remaining cookies. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 183 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.