How to make it

  • Simmer dates, sugar and water for 5 minutes then stir in lemon juice and salt.
  • Set aside then preheat oven to 375 and grease a cookie sheet.
  • Mix sugar and shortening then blend in eggs and milk.
  • Sift together flours, baking soda and cinnamon then add to sugar mixture mixing well.
  • If necessary add more flour to make dough stiff enough to roll out.
  • Roll dough 1/8" thick on a floured surface and cut out cookies with a round cookie cutter.
  • Place 1/2 of the cookie rounds on the cookie sheet and top each with a spoonful of filling.
  • Add top cookie round which has been decorated by four small knife slits at right angles.
  • Bake 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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    " It was excellent "
    momofsixil ate it and said...
    This was my favorite cookie when I was a little girl and whenever I went to the store with my mom, she'd let me pick out a package of them... I have never seen a recipe for these and I can't wait to make them! :)
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