Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I

Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I

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"Rolled cookies with a date-filled center."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Chop pitted dates in food chopper. Place dates into small saucepan and add 1/4 cup sugar, dash of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is of a soft consistency. Remove from heat.
  2. Add grated lemon rind, lemon juice, and chopped nuts. Mix well and chill.
  3. Cream together 3/4 cup butter and gradually add 1/2 cup white sugar and 1cup lightly packed brown sugar. Beat well. Beat 2 eggs until thick and add to creamed mixture part at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
  4. Measure into a sifter 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Sift together twice. Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture about 1/4 at a time. Combine thoroughly after each addition. Chill until firm.
  5. Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll out 1 part at a time into a rectangle. Spread with date filling. Roll up jelly roll fashion in waxed paper. Chill several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  7. With sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch thick slices off of rolls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 - 13 minutes. Let cool.
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Wow, wow, and WOW!!!! These manage to be deicate and chewy at the same time. Luscious filling. The lemon offsets the sweetness of the dates to perfection. The only change I made is to add a tsp ...

No one ever said these would be easy to make. Not that they're overly difficult, but they are somewhat labor intensive. I grew up with cookies very similar to these and wanted to recreate them. ...

These are the best pinwheels I've tasted. The cookie is light and the date/nut mixture adds just the right sweetness. They're more difficult that drop cookies, but about as much work as any ot...