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Cinnamon Date-Filled Cookies

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Cinnamon Date-Filled Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 30
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Add stars to your Christmas celebration with these cinnamon and date-filled cookies - a beautiful dessert.
Updated Mar 11, 2014

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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

70 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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