In a large saucepan, combine the dates, sugar and water. Cook and
stir over medium heat for 7-9 minutes or until thickened. Stir in
nuts; set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the
flour, soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and
mix well. Divide dough in half.
On a floured surface, roll out one portion of dough into a 1/4-in.
thick rectangle. Spread with half of filling. Roll up jelly-roll
style, starting with a long side. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.