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Monday, May 29, 2017

Large Date Pinwheel Cookies

Note: while many of us would make up the dough first it has been recommended to cook the dates first for this recipe. The dates will have a chance to cool down and the dough will not dry out and crumble. It will be easier to roll into a pinwheel log.

1 C. brown sugar
1 C. white sugar
1 C. shortening
3 eggs, beaten
4 C. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Date Filling:
1 pound of dates, chopped
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. water

Mix dough and on a lightly floured surface roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
You can divide the dough into 2 equal parts for smaller cookies.

In the top of a double boiler, bring date mixture to a boil.
Let cool.

Spread dates over the top of dough and spread evenly. I roll these out on wax paper, then I just roll the dough by pulling them over into a log by pulling the wax paper away... it's much easier this way. Roll like tightly like a jelly roll.

Wrap the rolls in wax paper and chill over night.
Cut into slices and bake at 375 degrees until light golden. Don't over bake, a nice light golden brown will produce a chewy cookie.


  1. I think there should be a rule: if you post food, you have to make it and send it to anyone who comments. LOL These look amazing!

  2. I have never tried or made large date pinwheel cookies before! They look amazing! Will definitely be printing out your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! :)


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