This is my own recipe that I perfected after a few not so perfect batches. I have been making these cookies for several years and everyone loves them.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat dates, water, and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until dates are very soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

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  • Stir vinegar into milk in a bowl; set aside to curdle, about 10 minutes.

  • Whisk flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; stir in oats and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Stir butter, shortening, and milk mixture into flour mixture; cover dough and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface about 1/8-inch thick; cut dough circles with a round cookie cutter. Place about 1 tablespoon date mixture in the center of each circle; fold circle in half and press edges together tightly to seal. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

497.4 calories; 5.6 g protein; 81.5 g carbohydrates; 21.1 mg cholesterol; 174.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
tried this at home today. turned out great. I used less sugar. 1 cup for the dough. also I curdled the milk using lemon juice. otherwise followed the recipe. we also made a few cookies with dough and they were really nice and crisp. will use again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
tried this at home today. turned out great. I used less sugar. 1 cup for the dough. also I curdled the milk using lemon juice. otherwise followed the recipe. we also made a few cookies with dough and they were really nice and crisp. will use again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2018
I found this recipe easy to work with. I added vanilla to the dates and cookie dough. I cut out round 3.3 inch cookies. I used a cap from a juice carton to remove a circle from the center of half the cookies then placed the date filling on the other cookies and placed the cookies with the donut hole on top of the cookie with the filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2018
Omg. These take me back to my parents bake shop. Made them a week ago and they are gone! Will be making more this week. Easy to make and so tasty. R. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
tried this at home today. turned out great. I used less sugar. 1 cup for the dough. also I curdled the milk using lemon juice. otherwise followed the recipe. we also made a few cookies with dough and they were really nice and crisp. will use again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2019
I added 1/2 t of cinnamon to the flour (based on a previous review). The flavor was perfect. I had a hard time rolling out the dough - probably not cold enough. Things got a little gooey but they baked up fine. Was surprised at how wide they spread out on the cookie sheet so I adjusted the size for subsequent batches. We get these at a bakery in Southern Ontario while on vacation. Can't find them in NJ. My homemade ones were just as delicious. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2016
I'll make it again but with some small changes. I think it would have a fuller flavour with a little cinnamon in the dough and some honey in the date mixture. Read More
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