Date Rolls3 Reviews
“My grandma, Mary Stufflebeam, has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember.” - by EVANSDL
Original recipe yields 6 dozen
- Cream together shortening, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.
- Sift flour, soda, and saltTWICE and add to sugar mixture. Divide dough into 2 or 3 parts.
- Cook dates, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup water over low heat, stirring constantly until it becomes a smooth paste. Let cool.
- Roll each section of dough into rectangles 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.
- Spread filling over rectangles and roll up like a jelly roll. Cover and chill dough until firm; 2 - 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Slice dough 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (36 total)
- 198 cal
- 6.3 g
- 34.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (3)Rate This Recipe
"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 cook..." See moreies 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."
"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 afte..." See morer baking. These cooked down and flattened out like a regular cookie, and wasn't really what I was expecting for a date roll. "
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