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Crispy Date Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Dates 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Granulated sugar 1
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Crisco 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375° and grease a cookie sheet
2. In a large pan, combine the dates with the first ½ cup of granulated sugar, water and 1/4th teaspoon of salt. Bring this mixture to the boil and then reduce heat. Cover this mixture and simmer for five minutes while stirring frequently
3. Add the lemon juice and then set aside to cook

MAKING
4. In the mixer bowl, tip in the Crisco, granulated sugar and the brown sugar and beat well
5. Add the egg, milk and the vanilla and beat well. Combine the rest of the ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill this mixture for one hour
6. Remove the chilled mixture and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface till the dough is about 1/8th in thickness. Cut the dough with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter.
7. Transfer half the rounds to a greased cookies sheet and top each with 2 teaspoonfuls of the date mixture. Top the cookies with the rest of the cookies and press the edges together with a fork. Repeat till the rest of the dough is used up.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes till done

SERVING
9. Serve at room temperature

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Date
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
17 Minutes
Servings: 
36

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