Pinwheel Cookies III

Pinwheel Cookies III


"This is a date filled cookie."


servings 319 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Blend together shortening, 1 cup white sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, and soda. Mix well, and set dough aside.
  2. To Make Filling: In a saucepan, combine dates, sugar, water and nuts. Cook over medium heat until thick. Cool filling. If necessary, add water until mixture can be spread easily on the dough.
  3. Divide dough into 4 parts. Roll out each piece on a floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Spread with cooled, not cold filling. Roll up jelly-roll style. Close ends and place rolls on cookie sheets. Refrigerate until cold.
  4. Slice chilled rolls, and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10 minutes.
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  1. 11 Ratings


These are such a unique and delicious cookie! The date fulling is like a caramel swirl in the middle. I used half butter and half shortening for more flavor. The dough then needs to be refridger...

This was my favorite cookie as a child. I could never get enough. We've always made these using crisco and they are nice and soft with a crispy edge. I was taught to divide the dough in half ...

I am always looking for a new cookie recipe and I was delighted these turned out so well. The combination of the dates & walnuts were great. I too only baked about 8 minutes and they were nice...

yummy and easy. i sprinkled mine with powdered sugar. next time i think i will ice them.

The filling is really good and sweet but I wasn't too pleased with the dough. I did as others recommended and refrigerated it overnight but it was a real pain to work with. It cracked big time...

did as other reviewers advised, i refrigerated it before rolling cause the dough was too sticky when first mixed. then take it out and let it sit for a while before rolling it and adding the fi...

Easy & Sweet, I'll be making them again. thanks

These cookies were wondeful! Thanks for the recipe!

This dough is a huge failure. Even after chilling, it falls apart and is hard to get this in a roll without it crumbling. Also, you need to bake these until they are golden brown and somewhat...