Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies

Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies Recipe

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Diane Elliott


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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2 1/2 c
chopped dates
1 c
1 c


1 c
2 c
brown sugar
eggs, beaten
4 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies


  • 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.

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About Mom Elliott's Date Pinwheel Cookies

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

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