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Cookies - Date Pinwheel Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gloria Popplewell
Added: Saturday, September 8, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
cup butter
cup brown sugar
cup white sugar
1 egg
teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
teaspoon soda
teaspoon salt

Date Filling:
1 pound pitted dates, cut up
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture. Chill. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, roll half into 12X8-inch rectangle, about inch thick. Spread one-half of Date Filling over dough. Begin at long edge, roll like jellyroll. Repeat with other half of dough. Wrap rolls in waxed paper. Chill several hours. Slice -inch thick. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 400 about 8 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

Date Filling:
In saucepan, combine cut up dates, sugar and water. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Cool. Just before using add cup finely chopped nuts.

 

 

 

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