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Mom Aubin's Date Pinwheels Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gil and Jeanne Slater
Added: Saturday, January 20, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Lb pitted dates, cut up
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:
Directions:
In a saucepan, combine dates, sugar, water and
cook stirring frequently until the mixture is thick. Cool
thoroughly. Cream the margarine and sugars.
Add egg and beat well. Add vanilla.Add sifted dry
ingredients til smooth. Chill. Divide dough in half.
Roll each half out to a 12 X 8 inch rectangle.
Combine date mixture and nuts and spread half on
each piece of dough. Roll up as for jelly roll.

Chill roll or freeze before slicing into 1/4" slices. Bake in
400F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
60 cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These date pinwheels and Walnut Crescents are the two cookies of our childhood. Mom would bake them a couple of weeks before Christmas and "hide" them in the attic, where my brothers were quite adept at ferreting them out without opening the box.
One recipe makes about 60 cookies.
As we got older, we all helped to bake the Christmas
Cookies. These always came first and anything new was
added as time permitted.

 

 

 

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