Date Pinwheel Cookies by Grammie Mae

Recipe by Aroostook
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READY IN: 3hrs 12mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan, combine dates, water, and sugar Bring date mixture to a boil then reduce and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When the dates are completely soft, stir in flour and vanilla.
  • Stir well and remove from heat.
  • Cookies: In a mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and eggs until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in vanilla In a separate bowl, sift in flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  • Beat until just blended.
  • Divide dough into three equal portions.
  • Wrap in waxed paper and chill until easy to handle.
  • Between sheets of waxed paper, roll each portion into a ractangle, about 12 x 8 inches.
  • Remove top piece of waxed paper and spread each rectangle with about 2/3 cup of the date mixture.
  • Starting with the 12 inch side, lift edge of waxed paper.
  • Peel paper off as dough is rolled, jelly-roll fashion.
  • Repeat with remaining portions and filling.
  • Wrap rolls in waxed paper and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • (Or freeze for later use) Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cut each roll into 1/4 inch slices and place about 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes; cool on racks.
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