Date Slice vs Date Filled Cookies

cookie8December 12, 2011

I love date slice. I have never had date filled cookies though. Has anyone tried both? I would like to make the date filled cookies for Christmas but if they are not nearly as good as the cake version I may stick with date slice cake. thanks.

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teresa_nc7

What I make is a date filled spiral cookie - easy to do and they keep well. Not sure what a date slice is - a cake square with date filling in between 2 layers? Date nut bread is very good too. And have you ever made the date cookies with rice krispy cereal rolled in coconut? Can you tell I love dates?

Teresa

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 1:29PM
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cookie8

Me too - love dates. Do you have a recipe for the date spiral? Thanks

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 2:05PM
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teresa_nc7

Date Whirls

1/2 lb. pitted dates
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 t lemon juice
1 TB butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 t soda
1/4 t salt

Combine dates with sugar and water in a saucepan. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1 TB butter. Cool. Stir in pecans.

Cream 1/2 cup butter with the brown sugar. Beat in the egg. Stir flour with soda and salt, add to creamed mixture.

Chill dough for 30 minutes. Divide dough into 2 parts. Pat each into a rectangle on lightly floured wax paper, about 12" long.

Spread half of the date mixture on each rectangle of dough. Roll up on long side. Wrap in waxed paper. Over wrap the rolls and chill 30 minutes, or seal, label, date, and freeze up to 6 months.

To bake: cut dough (partially thawed if frozen) into thin slices. Place slices on a greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.

A nice cookie to have with tea or for Christmas gift giving and serving.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 6:29PM
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