Date Nut Pinwheels

Date Nut Pinwheels Recipe

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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

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  • 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

How to Make Date Nut Pinwheels

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.

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Course/Dish: Cookies




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