Saturday, March 26, 2011

Date Pinwheel Cookies

•1 cup shortening
•2 cups light brown sugar
•3 eggs, well beaten
•4 cups flour
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•2 & 1/2 cups chopped dates
•1 cup sugar
•1 cup water
•1 cup chopped nuts

Cream shortening. Beat in brown sugar gradually. Stir in the eggs. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the first mixture. Mix well. Chill. Divide in 2 or 3 parts. Roll in oblong 1/4 inch thick. Spread with cooled date filling and roll up. Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight. Cut in 1/2 inch slices and put on cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees until firm (about 10 minutes). Makes 60 or more.

Date Filling: Mix chopped dates, sugar, nuts and water. cook over medium heat 10 minutes until thick stirring constantly. Let cool.

From the First United Methodist Church "A Taste of Heaven Cookbook" O’Fallon IL.

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