Pinwheel Cookies III8 Reviews
“This is a date filled cookie.” - by Debbie Salopek
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- Blend together shortening, 1 cup white sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, and soda. Mix well, and set dough aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slice chilled rolls, and bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 10 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 319 cal
- 12.6 g
- 49.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"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 refridgerated s..." See moreo it is firm enought to roll out. It is a soft dough, so I rolled it out on parchment so it would not stick to the counter when I rolled it up. It worked great. I rolled the dough into two 12x12 inch squares before spreading on filling and rolling. I found that the roll actually needed to be put in the freezer for several hours before it was hard enough to cut into nice cookies. I cut then 1/4 inch thick and baked at 350 for 8-9 minutes. They are soft, chewy and wonderful!"
"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 and ro..." See morell into two jelly-roll shaped pieces. Refrigerate the dough overnight and bake the following day or whenever. The dough will keep for several days in the fridge."
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