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Date-Nut Cookie Filling

 
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This is an all-purpose filling that can be used for cookies, bars, etc. I use it most often to fill hamantaschen. Extremely simple and delicious.

Yield

20

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

30

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

8 ounces dates
chopped (one commercial box)
1 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
granulated
1 ½ teaspoons orange zest
grated
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
pure
¼ cup walnuts
or pecans, finely chopped

Directions

In a medium-small saucepan, stir together the dates, water and sugar. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 4 or 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Stir in orange zest and vanilla extract; set aside and cool completely before filling cookies or pastries.

NOTE: This filling will keep in the freezer for months or can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

happyzhangbo

Have to tell you how much I adore these cookies. Just want to grab a plate-full of them, then sit in the couch, start to pop these yummy sweets into my mouth one after another... until my belly and my palate are both very very happy. Thanks for feeding my eyes :)

over 8 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 24g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3922% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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