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Date Pinwheel Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Holidays

Ingredients:
1/2  c  Butter
1/2  c  Margarine
1  c  Sugar
1  c  Brown sugar
2    Eggs
1  t  Baking soda
3 3/4  c  All purpose flour
    -----FILLING-----
1  lb  Dates
1/2  c  Sugar
1  c  Water
1/2  c  Chopped walnuts

Directions:
Mix dough ingredients well and make into three balls. Filling:Combine ingredients in 2 quart saucepan and boil until dates are very soft. Mix well and cool. Cookies:Roll each ball of dough between wax paper to about 1/4 inch thickness. Spread with date filling and roll as a jelly roll. Chill about 1 hour. Slice and bake at 375~ for 10 to 15 minutes. This recipe is nearly 100 years old. These cookies are great at Christmas time.


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