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Date Pinwheels Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dody Ogletree
Added: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dough:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Date Filling:
1 pkg. chopped dates (8 oz.)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Thoroughly cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into cream mixture. Divide dough in half.
On a lightly floured surface, roll one part of dough into a 12 x 8 rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Spread half of date filling over dough. Begin at the long edge and roll like a jelly roll. Repeat with remaining dough. Wrap rolls in wax paper. Chill for several hours. Slice 1/4 inch thick and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for about 8 minutes.
Date Filling directions:
In a saucepan, combine dates, sugar, water. Cook over medium heat until mixture bubble and thickens slightly. Stirring occasionally. Cool before spreading on dough. Just before using at chopped pecans to mixture.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Lynn Howell's favorite cookie.

 

 

 

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