Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies
Family Tested & Approved
Combine chopped dates, sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
Cook 10 minutes or until thick. Stirring often.
Remove from heat to cool.
Cream shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and mix well. You may need to use your hands to get all of the flour mixed in.
Roll out on, lightly floured, waxed paper to 1/4 inch thick.
Spread cooled date mixture evenly onto dough, leaving one long side bare to seal edge.
Roll up, jelly roll style. Seal edge.
Wrap in waxed paper and chill for 1 hour (or freeze for later use).
Cut roll into 1/2 inch thick cookies and place on a cookie sheet, leaving room to expand.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool on cookie sheet before removing to wire rack.