Cranberry Date Filled Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Date Filled Cookies

Cranberry cookies that taste like small fruit-filled pies with a rich, brown sugar pastry.

60 min. prep time
30 cookies
151 Rating



1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda


3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


Combine brown sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half.  Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly.  Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Combine all filling ingredients except walnuts in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until thickened. Stir in walnuts. Cover; refrigerate until ready to fill cookies.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness.

Cut 15 circles with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Top each round with 2 teaspoons filling, spreading nearly to edges.

Cut 15 circles with 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter from remaining rolled dough. Make small cut-out with very small cookie cutter in tops of larger circles. Place on top of filling; press edges together with fork.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 190

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #10729©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these for my daughter's baby shower, cutting out the centers and baking those also. The cookie is delicious alone, but wonderful with the filling.

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