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Thursday, 21 December 2017 08:42

Date-filled Pinwheels

Written by  Staff Writer

The chewy goodness of these date-filled pinwheels are sure to please any crowd, whether it be for the holidays or other occasion.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and beat in egg. Blend in sifted dry ingredients.
Chill. Make date filling.

Date filling
3/4 cup cut dates
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped nuts

Cook dates in water until soft, add sugar. Cook until thickened. Stir. Add nuts. Cool.

Divide dough into thirds. Roll each piece on a floured board into a 7-inch-by-11-inch rectangle. Spread with one-third of filling. Roll as for jelly roll, starting at narrow edge. Wrap in waxed paper and chill.

Cut into thin slices. Grease cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

Makes about 12 dozen.

— submitted by Ruth Pfeiffer, Elkhorn



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