Ghee or Butter – 2 cups
Powdered sugar -3/4 cups
Eggs – 3
Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
Baking powder 1.5 teaspoon
(Make a paste of dates, cinnamon and butter – and keep aside to be used as a filling).
Sift flour and baking powder. Cream butter/ghee – add powdered sugar beat till well mixed then add eggs and vanilla essence.
Make lime sized balls of the dough (big limes ), roll into a small round on a flat surface – enclose a teaspoon of dates and and form into a ball or a longish roll. Seal all ends. Gently stamp with a cookie design/cookie press or leave them plain. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top (optional). Bake for 15-18 minutes in a pre-heated oven till golden.