Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies

Diane Elliott

By
@hummingbird71261

My Mom use to make these. We all absolutely loved them. Now I make them for my kids, and they like them just as much.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FILLING

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

DOUGH

1 c
shortening
2 c
brown sugar
3
eggs, beaten
4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1Filling:

Combine chopped dates, sugar and water in a medium saucepan.

2Cook 10 minutes or until thick. Stirring often.

3Remove from heat to cool.

4Meanwhile---

5Dough:

Cream shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.

6Add dry ingredients and mix well. You may need to use your hands to get all of the flour mixed in.

7Roll out on, lightly floured, waxed paper to 1/4 inch thick.

8Spread cooled date mixture evenly onto dough, leaving one long side bare to seal edge.

9Roll up, jelly roll style. Seal edge.

10Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour (or freeze for later use).

11Cut roll into 1/2 inch thick cookies and place on a cookie sheet, leaving room to expand.

12Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

13Let cool on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #dates, #pinwheel