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Orange Medjool Date Stuffed Spice Cookies
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Orange Medjool Date Stuffed Spice Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) large flake oats
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch of ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • ORANGE DATE FILLING:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pitted Natural Delights Medjool Dates, chopped (about 20 dates)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) flaked hazelnuts (filberts)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pure vanilla extract
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Cooking Instructions

  1. Orange Date Filling: In a small saucepan, combine dates, orange rind and juice and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring once for about 8 minutes or until juice is absorbed and dates are very soft. Remove from heat and stir to break up dates. Stir in hazelnuts and vanilla; set aside to cool.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together butter, granulated and brown sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Using a wooden spoon stir in flour mixture then, using hands, bring dough together into a soft mixture.
  4. Using 1 level tbsp (15 mL) of the dough flatten into a circle. Place 1 tsp (5 mL) of the Orange Date Filling into the centre and top with another tbsp (15 mL) of dough flattened into a circle and pinch edges to seal. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough and filling. Bake in preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden around edges. Let cool slightly before serving.
  5. Makes about 30 cookies.

Serve immediately.

Serves 30

 

Orange Medjool Date Stuffed Spice Cookies

Nutrition Information: Orange Medjool Date Stuffed Spice Cookies