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Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Keene
Added: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Filling:

to 1 lb. pitted dates (cut up into pieces)
c. sugar
c. water

Dough:

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
3 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
tsp. cinnamon
4 c. flour

Additional:

1 c. walnuts, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Filling:

Combine filling ingredients and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer until thick. Cool.

Dough:

Cream together the sugars and shortening. Add the eggs. Add the dry ingredients and beat until combined. .

Divide the dough into thirds. One section at a time, roll into approximately 12 x 8. Put 1/3 of the filling down the center leaving 1 to 1 inches on either side.* Top with 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Roll up jelly-roll style (long side to long side). Transfer to cookie sheet. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.

*If the date filling is too thick to spread easily, add a little water until it is of spreading consistency.

Slice with sharp knife into approximately slices and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes (until light brown).

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My Mom, Elvira Burbank's, recipe.

A real family favorite!

 

 

 

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