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Now that cookie season is here, take a break from the standard cookie recipes and try 4 Ingredient Date Filled Cookies, a wonderful Mediterranean-inspired cookie recipe. These date cookies are chewy, soft, sweet, and utterly delicious.

Date-filled cookies are an all-time favorite; they are ideal for special occasions, a delicious treat to enjoy every day with a cup of coffee or tea, and a snack. These cookies will surely please everyone in the family, especially the kids, who will keep requesting more.

These homemade date-filled cookies are very simple to prepare with the perfect blend of dates, flour, ghee, and condensed milk. They melt in your mouth the moment you put them in!

Freshly Baked Date Filled Cookies for Special Ones

A batch of soft, chewy, date-filled cookies that just require four ingredients and have a delicious flavor that makes them an irresistible sweet treat.
Oh, an aroma like no other!

Why You’ll Love 4 Ingredient Date-Filled Cookies

They’re very delightful! Date cookies are well-known throughout the Middle East for their delectable flavor. During the holidays, various religions share this treat.

This recipe is simple to prepare; it’s made with only four ingredients and does not require many steps. It has been optimized to make your life easier.

You will get amazing date cookies without any artificial flavors! Even vanilla essence is not needed to flavor these cookies! They’re incredible and well-balanced on their own.

These cookies are not only made for special occasions but can also be enjoyed as a sweet treat at any time.

They’re perfect for gifting, so put them on your Christmas cookie list or share them with your coworkers—they’re amazing coffee break cookies.

Take A Bite; They’re Completely Irresistible

A hand holding a date-filled cookie with a bite that melts in the mouth.
Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Tips and Tricks

Chopping your dates makes your cookies taste better. They offer a more flavorful filling than pre-chopped dates. Try my 2 Ingredient Date Paste.

Use a small food processor or food chopper to chop the dates because they will cut more easily than a knife.

The dates need to be wet and tender. Try steaming them over simmering water for a couple of minutes or until they begin to absorb some of the steam if they are really dry and tough.

Avoid over-baking the cookies. They may not look completely done, but as long as the edges are brown and puffed up, remove them from the oven. They will continue to cook as they cool.

If you have the time, let the dough rest for at least two hours before baking. The butter solidifies when the cookie dough is chilled. As a result, when the cookies bake, the butter takes longer to melt, keeping the cookies more compact.

Use a 2-inch round cookie cutter to make holiday cookies. For celebration cookie platters, it will make the ideal cookie.

They’re So Decadent that They’ll Melt your Heart

A batch of freshly baked, buttery, date-filled cookies. These cookies are so scrumptious that they will melt in your mouth.
Baked with love and care!

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs):

Do dates ever go bad?

Yes, dates can spoil. Toss your dates if they appear rotten or smell nasty.

Why are my cookies so tough?

If the dough is overmixed, the cookies might turn tough. After adding the dry ingredients, mix them just until the dough is combined, then fold in any remaining ingredients by hand.

What exactly is a date-filled cookie mold?

To shape the cookies, a wooden mold with a handle is used. It’s also used to make an outer design. It is available at grocery stores.

Are dates healthy or full of sugar?

Dates have a high nutritional profile but are a bit sweet. Despite this, they are high in fiber, which helps your body digest sweets more slowly. When consumed in moderation, they are a safe and nutritious option for diabetics.

Can I use butter instead of ghee?

Traditionally, these cookies are prepared with butter or ghee. Ghee, on the other hand, is recommended for making these cookies since it gives an amazing nutty flavor. Making cookies with ghee is much easier than making cookies with butter.


  • Flour
  • Ghee
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Water
  • Date paste

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Impress Your Loved Ones!

A batch of freshly baked, buttery, date-filled cookies. They are made with just four ingredients: dates, milk, ghee, and flour.
Unwrap happiness with every bite.

 How to Store Date-Filled Cookies

These scrumptious Date Cookies can be kept in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for up to 3 days. You may also keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Without baking, place the unbaked date cookie dough onto the cookie sheets, freeze the mounds of dough until solid, and then transfer them to a container with layers of wax paper between them. Freeze for a maximum of six months.

To bake the frozen unbaked cookies, place the frozen cookie mounds on the prepared baking sheet and set them aside for 45 minutes. Bake in a 400°F oven.

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4 Ingredient Date Filled Cookies

By: Lama
4 ingredient date filled cookies are delectable treats that are worth the effort. They're deliciously chewy and quite simple to make. All you have to do is mix, drop, and bake! These cookies are great for a snack or with a cup of tea or coffee for the whole family.
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 servings


  • mixing bowl


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups ghee, I use "Gold Medal Pure Butter Ghee"
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons melted ghee
  • 12 ounces date paste, or 2 packages


  • Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and 2 cups of ghee. Use your hands to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk to the flour-ghee mixture. continue mixing well then gradually add a little water at a time until it comes together and forms a soft dough.
  • Combine the 2 tablespoons of melted ghee with the softened date pate in a small bowl.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions and wrap each portion in plastic wrap. You can refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes to make it easier to handle or use right away like I did.
  • While the dough is chilling, prepare the date paste by forming 1 ½ inch balls and place on a large plate. You can either purchase date paste from the store or make it at home by blending soaked and softened dates until smooth.
  • Take one portion of the chilled dough out of the refrigerator. Form a 3 inch round ball then gently puncture in the center of the dough using your finger to make space for the prepared date balls.
  • Fill the opened space with the date ball then close it to form a filled ball of dough with date paste.
  • Use your cookie cutter(s) of choice to cut out shapes. If using the same cookie cutter I used you would simply press the fill dough and gently place on the prepared baking sheet leaving some space between them.
  • Repeat steps of the dough and any remaining date paste.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown.
  • Once the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely.
  • Your cookies are now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them with your favorite hot beverage and savor the delicious flavors.


The dates need to be wet and tender. Try steaming them over simmering water for a couple of minutes, or until they begin to absorb some of the steam, if they are really dry and tough.
Avoid over-baking the cookies. They may not look completely done, but as long as the edges are brown and they have puffed up, remove them from the oven. They will continue to slightly cook as they cool.
Note: Store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh for several days. These cookies make wonderful treats for parties, gatherings, or simply for indulging yourself!


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
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I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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