Cinnamon Date-Filled Cookies

Add stars to your Christmas celebration with these cinnamon and date-filled cookies - a beautiful dessert.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

5
oz (half of 10-oz container) chopped dates
1
tablespoon granulated sugar
2 1/2
tablespoons water
Dash salt
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
cup plus 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, cook dates, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, the water and salt over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool completely.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, cinnamon and vanilla; beat well. Shape dough into a ball.
  • 3 On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 1 1/2- or 2-inch round cookie cutter. Using 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out star in center of half of the cookies. Pierce solid cookies with fork. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Freeze 10 minutes.
  • 4 Heat oven to 300°F. Remove cookies from freezer. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 5 For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1/2 teaspoon date filling on bottom of 1 solid cookie. Top with cutout cookie, bottom side down; gently press together. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.