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Grandma O's Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margie Putnam
Added: Saturday, September 15, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 c. dates, pitted and finely chopped
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. shortening
1 tbsp. butter
3 c. plus 1 tbsp. flour divided
2 tsp. vanilla
4 oz. cream cheese
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Heat dates, orange juice, granulated sugar, butter and 1 tbsp. flour in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Set aside to cool. In separate bowl, beat cream cheese, shortening, and brown sugar about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, beat 2 minutes longer. Combine 3 c. flour, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture, stirring just until blended. Divide dough in half. Roll one half of dough on lightly floured surface into 12x9" rectangle. Spread half of date mixture over dough. Spread evenly, leaving 1/4" border on top short edge. Starting at short side, tightly roll up dough jellyroll style. Wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for at least 1 hour. Repeat with remaining dough. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheets. Unwrap dough. Using heavy thread or dental floss, cut dough into 1/4" slices. Place slices 1" apart on sheets and bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies stand 2 minutes on sheets, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of my fondest memories is getting to cut the cookies for Grandma O.

 

 

 

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