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Date Nut Pinwheels

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Ingredients
  Dates 1 Pound, chopped
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine the dates, granulated sugar, and water in a heavy saucepan.
Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until thickened.
Remove from heat and cool; then stir in the pecans.
Cream the shortening with the brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift the flour with the salt and baking soda.
Add to the egg mixture; mix well.
Chill the dough thoroughly.
Divide the dough in half.
Roll out one part at a time on a well-floured board into a rectangle to a thickness slightly less than 1/4 inch.
Spread evenly to the edges with half the date-nut mixture.
Roll up from the long side as for a jelly roll.
Wrap in waxed paper and chill overnight.
When ready to bake, cut the rolls into slices slightly less than 1/4 inch thick, using a thin, sharp knife.
Place about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.Bake in a 400° oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Party

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