1. Food

Date Cookie Turnovers


Scroll down to see more turnover cookies and date cookies and bars.


  • Cookie Dough:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour *see note below for self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • milk
  • sugar
  • .
  • Date Filling:
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Mix 1 cup sugar, the shortening, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Prepare Filling.
In a saucepan, combine date filling ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Cool completely.

Heat oven to 400°. Roll dough about 1/16-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into 3-inch rounds or squares. Spoon about 1 teaspoon date filling onto one side of each circle leaving enough of an edge to seal. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake until lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from baking sheet. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen date turnover cookies.
*If using self-rising flour, omit salt and baking soda.

More Date Cookies
Date Cookies with Coconut
Date Finger Cookies
Date Pinwheel Cookies
Date Pinwheels II
Skillet Cookies
Date Filled Cookies
Date Roll Cookies
Mom's Date Drop Cookies
Date Bars
Date Squares

Date Recipes
Brownies and Bars

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.