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.

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.

I copied this Lebanese date roll cookies recipe from my mom’s old album of collected recipes. 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! 

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, which is a mixture of whole pitted dates, pulsed in a food processor and then cooked with a little butter on low heat until it forms a thick paste. Feel free to add in some finely chopped nuts, which can help bring the date paste together and adds extra crunchiness. 

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 

How to Roll these Date Filled Cookies: 

  • 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).Date roll cookies. Easy Lebanese roll cookies stuffed with yummy dates. #datecookies #datedesserts #lebanesedesserts #rollcookies #stuffeddatescookies
  • Add the rolled date paste into the center of each circle and roll them into a cylinder shape.
  • Place the date rolls on your prepared baking tray. 

How to roll the date cookies

How to Make Date Roll Cookies:

Yield: 30 cookies

Date Roll Cookies

Date Roll Cookies

A simple Lebanese inspired date filled cookies recipe.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Instructions

To make the dough:

  1. In a large bowl add melted butter, 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 tablespoon of date paste and roll it into a small roll (about 2 inches). Repeat the process for all the date paste and set aside. You can also make few long thin rolls and cut them into 2 inches pieces.
  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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