You can use either raisins or dates in this recipe.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream shortening, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; mix into the sugar mixture until well blended. Divide dough in half, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

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  • To make the filling: Combine dates, sugar, water, lemon juice and salt in saucepan. Cook over low heat until mixture thickens.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 of an inch. Cut out an even number of 2 1/2 inch circles. Place half of the dough circles 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Brush circles lightly with water and place a tablespoonful of filling in the center of each one. Place the remaining circles on top and crimp the edges with your fingers or a fork. Make two tiny slits at the top of each cookie and brush the tops with a beaten egg. Sprinkle with sugar.

  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly colored. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

300.4 calories; 3.3 g protein; 46.2 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 109.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I was worried about trying these cookies after reading the review but these turned out great for me! I was careful in adding the flour but did add it all and had no trouble rolling them out. The filling was great too! I used 8oz of dates and had plenty for the cookies. Yummy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/01/2005
Either the recipe is incomplete or something is wrong. I wasted a batch of I dont know what. The " dough" didn't turn into a dough. It was just a dry crumbly mixture. I had to throw it away. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I was worried about trying these cookies after reading the review but these turned out great for me! I was careful in adding the flour but did add it all and had no trouble rolling them out. The filling was great too! I used 8oz of dates and had plenty for the cookies. Yummy!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
I was worried about trying these cookies after reading the review but these turned out great for me! I was careful in adding the flour but did add it all and had no trouble rolling them out. The filling was great too! I used 8oz of dates and had plenty for the cookies. Yummy!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2005
Either the recipe is incomplete or something is wrong. I wasted a batch of I dont know what. The " dough" didn't turn into a dough. It was just a dry crumbly mixture. I had to throw it away. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2016
vry good and easy to make Read More