Date Filled Cookies

With brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

From the box of C.C. from Ceres, California.

Date Filled Cookies

Date filling
1 c. soft shortening
2 c. brown sugar (packed)
3 eggs
1/2 c. water
1 t. vanilla
3-1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1/8 t. cinnamon

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar, and eggs. Stir in water and vanilla. Sift together and stir in flour, salt, soda, and cinnamon.

Drop with teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Place 1/2 t. date filling on dough; cover with another 1/2 t. dough.

Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. 5 to 6 dozen.

Date Filling

2 c. dates, finely cut-up
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. water
1/2 c. chopped nuts if desired

Cook together slowly, stirring constantly until thickened, dates, sugar, water. Add nuts. Cool.

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