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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Filling:

Combine chopped dates, sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
2
Cook 10 minutes or until thick. Stirring often.
3
Remove from heat to cool.
4
Meanwhile---
5
Dough:

Cream shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
6
Add dry ingredients and mix well. You may need to use your hands to get all of the flour mixed in.
7
Roll out on, lightly floured, waxed paper to 1/4 inch thick.
8
Spread cooled date mixture evenly onto dough, leaving one long side bare to seal edge.
9
Roll up, jelly roll style. Seal edge.
10
Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour (or freeze for later use).
11
Cut roll into 1/2 inch thick cookies and place on a cookie sheet, leaving room to expand.
12
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
13
Let cool on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.

About this Recipe

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