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Date Roll Cookies

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I love to make these Date Roll Cookies because they are fun to prepare and full of naturally sweet dates. So, if you are looking for desserts with dates, then you will love this simple Middle Eastern inspired date cookies recipe. I guarantee your family will be gobbling them up in no time!

Using dates in desserts is always a good idea. I love to make these date roll cookies because they are fun to prepare! I prefer to use already made date paste, which can be found at your local middle eastern grocery store, because it saves so much time.  You can also make you're own date paste which is a mixture of whole pitted dates and little bit of butter and water, pulsed in a food processor until it forms a thick paste.

Lebanese Date Cookies

I copied this Lebanese date roll cookies recipe from my mom’s old recipe book. These cookies are one of the many cookies she would make all year round. I made a batch of these cookies today! It’s funny how the taste of something can evoke such strong memories. They were absolutely delicious and I’m so thankful my mom kept a diary for all her amazing Lebanese recipes! 

Lebanese date cookies- date roll cookies- kaak b tamer.

Date Filling for these Rolled Date Cookies Recipe: 

I find it convenient to use store bought date paste  for stuffing these date filled cookies because it saves so much time. You can find date paste at your local Middle Eastern grocery store. You can also make you’re own homemade date paste. 

How to Make Homemade Date Paste:

  • In the bowl of your food processor fitted with an “S” blade, combine 1 pound of Mejdool pitted dates and 3 tablespoons of water. You can replace water with rose water for extra flavor. 
  • Process until very smooth, scraping down the bowl to make sure all of the dates are incorporated.
  • You add in some crushed nuts such as walnuts or almonds and pulse some more, if the date mixture did not hold its shape. 

What You Need to Make Lebanese Date Filled Cookies:

  • Table cream: which a little lighter than heavy cream and thicker in texture. 

  • Unsalted butter – Melted

  • All purpose flour 

  • Sugar: Little sugar for the dough, cause these cookies are naturally sweetened with dates. 

  • Date paste 

Date recipes mejdool

How to Make Date Filled Cookies: 

  • Grease a a baking sheet with baking/cooking spray and set aside. 
  • Prepare the dates: Take about one teaspoon of the date paste, shape into a ball then roll it into a long rope. Repeat for the rest of your date mixture. You want it to to be a little shorter than the diameter of the round dough. Set aside.
  • On a lightly floured counter top or your working area, roll the dough until thin about 1/2 an inch thick.
  • Use a 3 inch diameter circle cutter to cut out the dough into circles (I use a water glass cup).

  • Add the rolled date paste into the center of each round cut dough.  

  • Roll into a cylinder shape.

  • Place the date rolls on your prepared baking tray. 

date rolls recipe- date filled dates placed on a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 15-20 mins or until bottom of cookies are golden.
  • Allow to cool then serve and enjoy!

Date filled cookies- Lebanese date pastries.

Lebanese Date Roll Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies

Date Roll Cookies

Date Roll Cookies

A simple Lebanese inspired date filled cookies recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

To make the dough:

  1. In a large bowl add melted butter (cooled down), sugar, flour and table cream.
  2. Mix well with your hand until all the ingredients are blended together.
  3. Form the dough into a firm ball and set aside.

To prepare the filling:

  1. Take about 1 teaspoon of date paste and roll it into a small roll (about 2 inches). Repeat the process for all the date paste and set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to heat the oven to 350 ° F and lightly spray your baking tray lined with parchment paper with baking spray.
  3. On a lightly floured counter top or your working area, roll the dough until thin about 1/2 an inch thick.
  4. Cut into rounds, use a 3 inch diameter circle cutter to cut out the dough into circles. A glass cup works great too.
  5. Add a rolled date paste into the center of each round cut dough and roll them into a cylinder shape.
  6. Place the date rolls on your prepared baking tray.
  7. Bake for 15-20 mins or until bottom of cookies is golden.
  8. Allow to cool then serve and enjoy! 🙂

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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