Date Filled Cookies
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Molasses
1/3 Cup Boiling Water
1 tsp Soda - dissolve in above water
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
3 1/2 Cup Flour
Mix all the above and cool for one hour.

1/2 Lb Dates - fine chopped
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar

Cook Filing items over medium heat until thick and blended.

Roll dough and cut into circles, place a spoon of the filling 

between two circles and press the edges.  

Bake at 375F for 10-15 minutes.

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