Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
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

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022

Date-Filled Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 10 min
Yield 3 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 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.
  2. 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 completely.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cool to room temperature. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 183 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.