How to make Date Filled Cookies - Cookies stuffed with flavourful date mixture and baked.

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Main Ingredients : Seedless dates (बीज रहित खजूर), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Date Filled Cookies

Turkish cuisine is largely based on Ottoman cuisine, which in turn borrowed many elements from Greek, Central Asian, Caucasian, Sephardi Jewish cuisine, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine in turn influenced these as well as other cuisines of  neighbouring countries, including those of Central and Western Europe.

For more recipes related to Date Filled Cookies checkout Sticky Date Pancakes, Stuffed Dates with White Chocolate. You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Polenta Cakes, Baked Prawns With Honey Mustard, Kheema Kachori, Suji Ke Meethe Puffs.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Date Filled Cookies Recipe

  • Seedless dates chopped 200 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups + 4 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + ½ cup

  • Sugar ½ cup

  • Ghee ¾ cup

  • Fresh yeast 1 grams

  • Cake spice mix -

  • Cinnamon powder ½ teaspoon

  • All spice powder a pinch

  • Nutmeg powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) a pinch

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder a pinch

  • Clove powder a pinch


Step 1

Mix together all the spices for the cake spice mix and set aside.

Step 2

Grind dates with one tablespoon oil. Transfer into a bowl, add three-fourth teaspoon spice mix and mix well.

Step 3

Heat three-fourth cup of water in a non-stick pan. Add sugar, mix and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 4

Melt ghee with half cup of oil in another non-stick pan. Cool slightly.

Step 5

Put flour in a bowl, add yeast and mix well. Add the ghee-oil mixture and mix well.

Step 6

Add sugar syrup, mix and knead into stiff dough. Cover with a cling film and keep in the refrigerator for five to ten minutes.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with a silicon sheet.

Step 8

Divide the dough into twelve equal portions.

Step 9

Take each portion of the dough, set aside a small portion from it. Roll the bigger portions into balls. Slightly flatten and then press into small tart shells.

Step 10

Divide date mixture into twelve equal portions. Place a portion of the filling in each tart shell and cover it with the portion set aside. Demould it and seal the dough properly.

Step 11

Arrange the cookies on the lined tray, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for twenty to twenty-five minutes. Remove from heat and cool down to room temperature.

Step 12

Serve or store in an airtight container.