Cranberry Date Filled Cookies

Cranberry Date Filled Cookies Recipe
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Cranberry cookies that taste like small fruit-filled pies with a rich, brown sugar pastry.
1:00
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
30 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cupss
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla
3 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda

Filling

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  3. 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.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.
  5. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
190
Cholesterol
30mg
Carbohydrates
31g
Protein
2g
Fat
7g
Sodium
85mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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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