Shirley's Date Nut Pinwheels - Christmas

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Date Filling:
  • Combine dates, sugar and water in a pan and cook until thick (about 10 mins.).
  • Add nuts to mixture, mix, and let cool. Set aside.
  • Cookie Dough:
  • Cream shortening and add brown sugar gradually.
  • Add eggs, and beat well. Add to the other ingredients, and mix.
  • Divide into 2 parts, and make 2 round balls.
  • Chill for 1 hr., or until ready to bake.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Make 4 balls from the 2 lg. balls of dough.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4" thick, and spread date mixture all over the top to the edge of the dough.
  • Roll into logs.
  • Cut into slices 1/4" thick, and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in 375 oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on cookie racks and store in a plastic container with lid, or a cookie tin.