Date-Filled Cookies


This recipe for date-filled cookies is worth the effort for tasty treats. You can also substitute raisins or mincemeat for the dates.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ¼ cups rolled oats

  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix dates, sugar, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and smooth, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. Cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth. Gradually mix in flour, salt, and baking soda. Add oatmeal and mix well. Stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons water, as needed for the dough to come together. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  4. Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 2-inch rounds. Place 1/2 of the rounds on cookie sheets. Spoon date mixture in the center of each round and top with another round. Press edges firmly together.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
4g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 71mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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