Another one of Mom's recipes from my site www.bestchristmas.net
Date Filled Cookies
Cream together: 1 lb. box brown sugar; 1 cup shortening; 3 eggs; 4 tsp. vanilla;
In another bowl, mix together: 1 tsp. salt; 4 cups flour; 2 tsp. baking soda; 2 tsp. baking powder
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, and blend well.
Roll out and use a flower-shaped or round cookie cutter to cut out tops and bottoms of filled cookies.
Filling: In a saucepan add ½ # dates; 1 tsp. lemon juice; ¼ cup sugar; ¾ cup water – cook and stir until thick; let cool; add chopped walnuts or pecans
On a cookie sheet, place a cut-out cookie bottom, a dab of filling in the center, then top with another cut-out and pinch the edges together to seal. Continue until cookie sheet is filled wth filled cookies!
Bake @ 350 degrees. YUMMY!