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Mom's Date Drop Cookies

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Mom's Date Drop Cookies

Mom's Date Drop Cookies

Diana Rattray
A delicious date filling in these tasty cookies. Instead of margarine, I used half shortening and half butter in this recipe (4 tablespoons of each).
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  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Date Filling
  • 1 package (8 ounces) dates, cut up
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water


Bring dates, water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until dates are thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Cream butter and sugar; stir in egg, water, vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt. Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of date mixture on the top of each cookie, then a small dab of cookie dough on top of the date mixture. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes.

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 5 out of 5
Great!, Member hlken1953

These cookies were easy and quick and made a nice small batch! Moist and delicious.

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