Date Pinwheels

Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

A family recipe as far as I know, and my father's very favorite cookie by far. They freeze well and actually keep quite a long time in an airtight container at room temp - if they don't all disappear first. ;o) A bit of work, but differently delicious and makes a LOT! Prep time does not include chilling dough.

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  1. For Filling: Cook together dates, sugar, water for 10 min or until thick.
  2. When cool, add nuts.
  3. For Dough: Cream shortening and brown sugar.
  4. Add eggs; mix well.
  5. Sift dry ingredients together& combine with egg mixture; mix well.
  6. Divide dough into 4 parts; roll each 1/4" thick.
  7. Spread each with 1/4 of filling, roll up like a jelly roll.
  8. Cover the four'logs' and chill several hours.
  9. Slice 1/4" thick for each pinwheel.
  10. Bake 8-10 min.
  11. at 375.