The recipe may be a bit different, but my mother used to make these when I was young (which was very long ago) and it was my favorite hokiday cookie. No one else I knew had these stuffed cookies, and they were so good! I have made them, and while they may not be as easy as a bar cookie, they look great on a plate with other cookies, since they have a different shape, and are sweet, but less sugary and more fruity.
jenmax Posted: 12/06/08
floinct Posted: 12/27/09
This cookie has great qualties. The dough is just so tender. Better than bakery. I used 2 extra tablespoons of butter,4oz. of cream cheese instead of 3 and an extra half cup of flour since someone said there wasn't enough dough. I also added some melted dark chocolate to the date mixture. I'm going to try prunes next time. Wonderful top quality cookie.Thank you!
avivaleah Posted: 12/13/08
A great different cookie recipe. Based on other reviews, I doubled the dough recipe and still ended up with a good amount of filling leftover. There is no way I could have put more filling in each cookie or I wouldn't have been able to close them.
Margareta Posted: 12/21/08
These are better than any other cookie I've ever had. I'd suggest tripling the dough recipe though. I used freshly squeezed orange juice in place of the water. To chop the dates, I put them in a small food processor bowl with the sugar and ran it until the dates were nicely chopped. The sugar kept them from sticking to the blades too much.
bahibektoi Posted: 11/20/10
Very good, made as a dessert for a North-African themed dinner party. To get 3 dozen, you must really adhere to the 2 1/2 in. cookie cutter, which I did, and got exactly 36 cookies from the dough. I halved the filling, however, and had just enough to finish my 3 dozen, which means the entire filling recipe would have been way too much. The cookies are quite small, but are delicious with sweet Moroccan mint tea!