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Date Nut Pinwheels Recipe

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This recipe for Date Nut Pinwheels, by , is from The Shartle Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cindy Shartle Brown
Added: Thursday, November 8, 2007


1 lb. chopped dates
1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar
1 c nuts

1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda

Combine filling ingredients (not nuts) in a saucepan and cook until thick (2-3 min), stirring constantly. Cool. Add nuts

Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill.

Divide dough in half. Roll out one part on lightly floured surface until 1/4" thick.

Spread 1/2 of date mixture over dough and roll like jelly roll. Repeat on second half.

Chill until firm. Cut 1/4" slices and place on lightly greased sheet. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.




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