Gluten Free Date Sandwich Cookies
A twist on the traditional jam filled cookies, these Gluten Free Date Sandwich Cookies are delicious, easy to make with a dairy free option.
If I’m being honest, I was never really a big fan of dates. I’m not sure if it’s because of how they look, it was just never appealing to me. Until one year, (before I had to go gluten free) one of my adopted aunts gave me a traditional Arabic cookie called maamoul that they make around Christmas that was filled with dates and since then, I’ve changed my tune. So when I saw dates on sale on my last trip to the grocery, I grabbed a batch and decided to try these Gluten Free Date Sandwich Cookies.
How to make Gluten Free Date Sandwich Cookies
What I love about these cookies are that they look they take a lot of work, but in reality are so easy to make. It’s a simple brown sugar cookie dough, with a 3 ingredient date filling. But when you put them together it’s just magic!
Ingredients for these Gluten Free Date Sandwich Cookies
Dates – there are so many different types of dates with the most popular being Medjool dates. For this recipe, I used whatever dates I could find. So you don’t need to worry about searching for any specific one.
Butter – I used regular butter and dairy free alternative as well for this recipe. So if you can’t have dairy, this recipe is adaptable for you.
Brown Sugar – the brown sugar really brings out the flavour of the date filling in this cookie. But if you don’t have brown sugar, white works as well too.
Filling these Gluten Free Sandwich Cookies
What makes these cookies so yummy is the date filling in the middle. Super easy to make with just 3 ingredients. However, you can change things up and use your favourite jam instead. The cookie based is a simple vanilla which goes with almost any flavour.
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients it’s just time to pull out that apron and get baking! I hope you enjoy the recipe and as always tag us on social if you make it.