date-rolls

Date Rolls

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EVANSDL
Recipe by  EVANSDL

“My grandma, Mary Stufflebeam, has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 dozen

Directions

  1. Cream together shortening, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.
  2. Sift flour, soda, and saltTWICE and add to sugar mixture. Divide dough into 2 or 3 parts.
  3. Cook dates, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup water over low heat, stirring constantly until it becomes a smooth paste. Let cool.
  4. Roll each section of dough into rectangles 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Spread filling over rectangles and roll up like a jelly roll. Cover and chill dough until firm; 2 - 3 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Slice dough 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Reviews (4)

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Ms. Caldwell
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Ms. Caldwell

Thank you SO much for posting this recipe. Martha Stewart had a very similar recipe in a magazine from years ago and I have been unable to find it until now. I always make very unique Christmas cookies to get the oohs and ahhs, and this one really makes a pretty presentation. The cookie texture is delightful and the filling is absolutely delicious. I do add a 1 tsp. of lemon juice to the date mixture as I've seen with other date fillings although I'm not sure what it assists in doing. You don't taste the lemon.

KCKings
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KCKings

These taste OK, but think a better suited name would be Date Swirl Cookies. I was looking foward to the date rolls my Grandma used to make, that were 1/4" tall round cookies that kept their shape after baking. These cooked down and flattened out like a regular cookie, and wasn't really what I was expecting for a date roll.

caroline2nd
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caroline2nd

I've made these many, many times. My husband loves these cookies. I only get about 4 dozen out of this recipe, but we like thicker cookies. I use butter-flavored shortening sticks when I make it and I think these taste great! They are a big hit even with people that don't care for dates.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 198 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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