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Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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

Aletha Allen
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007


2 1/4 cups chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup nuts
1 cup shortening
4 cups flour, sifted
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs, well beaten

1. Prepare filling: Combine dates, sugar and water. Cook, cool and then add nuts. Set aside.

2. Combing remaining ingredients (shortening through eggs). Mix well. Split dough in half. Roll each half out 1/4 inch thick. Spread with date filling. Roll up into jelly rolls. Chill. Slice into 1/4 inch slices and bake on greased cookies sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.




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