COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Delicious Date Cookies
July 19, 2023
I have recently had a mining accident and hit my head. I am starting to feel normal, which is unlike me, so I felt like writing my best edible recipe.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25 dates without pits
2 teaspoon of lime juice
¼ granulated sugar
Mix the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl and then add the flour, baking powder and sugar. Once to a dough consistency, put in the refrigerator for a night.
When you are ready make the filling. Boil the dates in enough water to cover and ¼ cup of sugar for three minutes. Then let it cool down.
Drain the water from the dates and use an emulsion blender to turn the dates into a paste. Add the lime juice as you were doing this.
Once you have the filling made. Roll out the dough and cut into 2" rounds with a cookie cutter. You will make little pasties with the filling.
Bake at 350F for 16 minutes or until golden brown.
Bon appétit!! Happy Birthday, Larry! I know these are your favorite!