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Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Date Pinwheel Cookies, by , is from Duncan Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann Duncan
Added: Thursday, October 11, 2007


1/2 pound dates
1/2 c water
1/4 c sugar
1 c nuts

1 stick margarine
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
2 c flour
2 t baking soda
1/4 t.salt
1 t vanilla

Cook filling over low heat. Stir to form paste and cool. Add nuts.

Cream butter with sugars. Add egg, then dry ingredients. Divide dough in 2 parts. Roll out to 1/8" thick. Spread on date mix and roll up. Chill. Slice cookies 1/2" thick.

Bake on a greased pan at 350 until medium brown.




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