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!
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.
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).
- 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 Make Date Roll Cookies:
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