Easy Filled Cookies

Easy Filled Cookies

American, Dessert
  
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water or buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Date filling:
  • 2 cups dates, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired
Directions
  • Heat on medium-high. Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar and eggs. Stir in water and vanilla. Sift together and stir in flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Drop with teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Place 1/2 tsp date filling on dough. Cover with another 1/2 tsp dough. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes.
  • Cook filling together slowly, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • From the kitchen of Elaine Ravenhorst, Mankato, MN

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