Crispy Date Sugar Cookies Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time12 Min
Ready In17 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings36
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Dates2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
 Granulated sugar1
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Crisco1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Milk3 Tablespoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Flour3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon


1. Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a cookie sheet
2. In a large pan, combine the dates with the first ½ cup of granulated sugar, water and 1/4th teaspoon of salt. Bring this mixture to the boil and then reduce heat. Cover this mixture and simmer for five minutes while stirring frequently
3. Add the lemon juice and then set aside to cook

4. In the mixer bowl, tip in the Crisco, granulated sugar and the brown sugar and beat well
5. Add the egg, milk and the vanilla and beat well. Combine the rest of the ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill this mixture for one hour
6. Remove the chilled mixture and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface till the dough is about 1/8th in thickness. Cut the dough with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter.
7. Transfer half the rounds to a greased cookies sheet and top each with 2 teaspoonfuls of the date mixture. Top the cookies with the rest of the cookies and press the edges together with a fork. Repeat till the rest of the dough is used up.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes till done

9. Serve at room temperature