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Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies

Author/Submitted by: Laura Hunter
Servings: 1
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

1/2  cup  butter
1/2  cup  sugar
1/2  cup  brown sugar
1    egg
2  teaspoons  vanilla
1 3/4  cups  flour
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
8  ozs.  dates
1/3  cup  sugar
1/3  cup  water
1/4  cup  walnuts, CHOPPED EXTREMELY FINE
1/2  teaspoon  vanilla

For dough: cream together first 5 ingredients. Add dry ingredients. Form dough into a ball; cover and refrigerate for several hours. Separate chilled dough into 2 balls. Roll each ball into a rectangle - dough should be fairly thin. For filling: chop dates; place in saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring until a paste is formed - about 15 minutes. COOL COMPLETELY. Spread filling on dough; roll up dough & filling jelly roll style. Slice 1/2" thick; bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

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