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Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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

cheryl dimmick


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teas. baking soda
2 pkgs (8 ounces each) pitted dates
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 when ready to bake.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Divide dough into 3 portions. shape each into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. refrigerate one hour or until firm enough to roll.
For filling place dates, water, and sugar in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered until dates are tender and liquid is almost evaporated.. Stir in walnuts; cool completely.
Roll each portion of dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper in a 12x10 inch rectangle. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove waxed paper, spread a third of the flilling onto the rectangle and then starting with the long side roll the dough and filling up. wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.
Preheat oven 350. Unwrap dough and cut into slices. place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. remove from pans to cool.




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