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Date Turnovers

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"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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2 h 40 m servings 497
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


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  1. 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.
  2. Stir vinegar into milk in a bowl; set aside to curdle, about 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 497 calories; 18.2 81.5 5.6 21 175 Full nutrition

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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 doug...

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...

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.

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 hal...

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.