Date Nut Pinwheels Recipe

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Date Nut Pinwheels

Denise Miller

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@deniseemiller

DATE NUT PINWHEELS WERE THERESA'S OLD-FASHIONED VERSION OF "SLICE AND BAKE." THERE WAS ALWAYS A ROLL FROZEN IN THE REFRIGERATOR READY FOR KIDS OR COMPANY. GREAT WITH COFFEE.


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Ingredients

DATE NUT FILLING

2 1/2 c
dates, chopped
1 c
sugar
1 c
nuts, chopped
1 c
water

DOUGH

1 c
shortening
2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3
eggs
4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FILLING
COMBINE CHOPPED DATES, SUGAR, AND WATER. COOK OVER VERY LOW HEAT AND STIR OCCASIONALLY UNTIL SOFTENED TO A PASTE. STIR IN CHOPPED NUTS. COOL.
2
DOUGH
CREAM SHORTENING AND SUGAR (SUBSTITUTE BUTTER OR MARGARINE FOR HALF OF SHORTENING FOR A RICHER DOUGH.)
ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME AND MIX THOROUGHLY.
STIR IN COMBINED DRY INGREDIENTS WITH A SPOON. CHILL.
3
ASSEMBLY
DIVIDE DOUGH AND FILLING INTO THREE EQUAL SECTIONS. ROLL OUT DOUGH SECTIONS INDIVIDUALLY ON LIGHTLY FLOURED WAX PAPER. SPREAD 1/3 OF COOLED FILLING. ROLL ALONG LONG EDGE AND WRAP TIGHTLY IN WAX PAPER AND FREEZE.
4
BAKING
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F.

SLICE FROZEN ROLL INTO 1/4-INCH THICK COOKIES AND BAKE FOR APPROXIMATELY 12 MINUTES UNTIL LIGHTLY GOLDEN BROWN. COOL FOR 1-2 MINUTES AND GENTLY TRANSFER TO COOLING RACK.

(TIP: FILLING IS STICKY; BAKE ON PARCHMENT LINED COOKIE SHEET.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies