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One bite of Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies and you’ll definitely want more! The sweet date filling inside a soft, buttery cookie wins over any date doubters. Mom knew baking and cooking as well as any professional. In fact, her county fair entries are usually placed at the top of their class. Local friends loved receiving her baked goods at Christmas time. In this article, I’ll be sharing my Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies. Let’s get baking!


A Vegan Version of Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies


A family hand-down from her mother and perhaps even her great- grandmother, this recipe delighted generations. However, the original relied on sugar and butter to build the soft cookie. Our version is vegan and healthy. However, it maintains the flavor and texture of Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies.


Instead of butter and eggs, this recipe calls for coconut oil and oats to achieve the perfect texture. The sweet and chewy filling is made from naturally sweetened dates and a hint of vanilla for added warmth. These cookies are perfect for sharing with family and friends and are sure to become a new favorite. Plus, you can feel good about indulging in a treat that’s both delicious and aligns with your ethical lifestyle. So go ahead and enjoy – your taste buds will thank you!


Mom's Date Turnover Cookies

Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies


Make Them Ahead!


Looking for a delicious treat to make ahead of time? Look no further than Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies! You can easily make them ahead of time, so they’re perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to bake from scratch. Simply whip up a batch of dough, roll it out, fill it with the date mixture, and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake. So why wait? Get baking today and enjoy the delicious taste of these amazing cookies!


Mom’s Date Turnover Cookies


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Mom's Date Turnover Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 274 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!


    • ½ cup water
    • cups dates pitted and chopped


    • ½ cup date sugar
    • cups flour
    • ½ cup coconut oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp kosher salt
    • cups oats


    Let's Begin!

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.


    • In a saucepan, cook dates and water until thickened, stirring constantly.
    • Remove from heat. Set aside to cool completely.


    • Put oats in a blender or food processor and pulse until crumbly.
    • In a large bowl, cream together the date sugar, vanilla, and coconut oil.
    • Add salt and baking soda. Mix well.
    • Stir in flour until well mixed.
    • Add oats and mix well.
    • Blend in 2-4 tablespoons of water, more or less as needed to make a smooth dough.
    • Roll to 1/8 inch thick (we like to roll between two pieces of parchment)
    • Cut round cookies with a 2″ cookie cutter.
    • Place a teaspoon of the date paste into the center and fold the two half edges together to make a crescent.
    • Repeat until all the dough is used.
    • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    • Cool on a baking rack.
    • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!
    Keyword cookies, dates, Easy to Bake, easy to make, Healthy, Mom, Mother's Day, vegan, Vegan Cookies


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    Now you know the secret behind the perfect Date Turnover Cookies that have been a hit in my mother’s home for generations. Whip up a batch and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. You won’t be disappointed with the results, we guarantee it! And if you don’t have time to make them now, save these instructions as an easy reference for next time.


    Even if you’re not into baking desserts, this recipe is sure to be quick and easy. Let us know what you think of this classic deliciousness by leaving us a comment below. We love hearing from our readers and can’t wait to hear how others bring their own flair and creativity to this favorite family recipe. So gather up the ingredients and turn on your oven – let’s make some Date Turnover Cookies!


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