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Date and Walnut Spirals Recipe

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1 (10 ounce) dates
cup sugar
1 cup walnuts
4 cup flour
tsp salt
tsp baking soda
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (no substitute)
3 large eggs

1. In pan, heat dates, sugar, cup water for 5 minutes. Let cool. When done, add ⅓ cup nuts.
2. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
3. Combine sugar, butter, mix. Add eggs and flour.
4. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
5. Rollout, spread with date mix.
6. Chill overnight for easy cutting.
7. Bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes.




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