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Date Pinwheel Cookies - Recipe

These nutty, date filled treats are rolled into an attractive pinwheel pattern—a great holiday cookie idea.
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Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe
  • Sift flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • Add nuts.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light.
  • Add egg and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  • Beat in flour mixture.
  • Refrigerate dough until stiff, approximately 2 hours.
  • Divide dough in half, roll out on an 8x8 piece of waxed paper.
  • Spread half of the filling over dough, wrap in waxed paper. Repeat with the second half of dough and filling.
  • Refrigerate over night.
  • Cut dough into 1/8 inch slices and place on a lightly greased cooke sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes.

  • In a saucepan, combine the dates and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until excess liquid has evaporated.
  • Cool slightly, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Servings: 24
-1 1/2 cups dates - pitted and chopped
-1 cup water
-2 cups flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 tablespoon baking soda
-1/2 cup nuts of choice - finely chopped
-1/2 cup butter - softened
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla