Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I

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  • Published Aug 13th
  • Servings24
  • Calories231
Rolled cookies with a date-filled center.

Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I for 24 servings:

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies I easily:

  1. 1 Chop pitted dates in food chopper. Place dates into small saucepan and add 1/4 cup sugar, dash of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture is of a soft consistency. Remove from heat.
  2. 2 Add grated lemon rind, lemon juice, and chopped nuts. Mix well and chill.
  3. 3 Cream together 3/4 cup butter and gradually add 1/2 cup white sugar and 1cup lightly packed brown sugar. Beat well. Beat 2 eggs until thick and add to creamed mixture part at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.
  4. 4 Measure into a sifter 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Sift together twice. Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture about 1/4 at a time. Combine thoroughly after each addition. Chill until firm.
  5. 5 Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll out 1 part at a time into a rectangle. Spread with date filling. Roll up jelly roll fashion in waxed paper. Chill several hours.
  6. 6 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  7. 7 With sharp knife, slice 1/4 inch thick slices off of rolls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 - 13 minutes. Let cool.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 231 calories; 8.5 grams of fat; 36.7 grams of carbohydrates; 3.2 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 173 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 29th 2009

    No one ever said these would be easy to make. Not that they're overly difficult, but they are somewhat labor intensive. I grew up with cookies very similar to these and wanted to recreate th ...

  2. Nov 21st 2009

    I made this with lemon zest substituted. The dough is a little sticky and hard to make a perfect pinwheel with but the taste was great!

  3. Jan 8th 2009

    Wow, wow, and WOW!!!! These manage to be deicate and chewy at the same time. Luscious filling. The lemon offsets the sweetness of the dates to perfection. The only change I made is to add a ...

  4. Feb 21st 2007

    Very Good, recipe made a LOT! My daughter says they taste like fig newtons.

  5. Nov 17th 2006

    I love the taste of this cookie but found i had to add flour to roll them up. My family & friends liked them also

  6. Dec 11th 2005

    These were great! Just the way my mom makes them, so I was happy! My only problem was that they were a little undercooked and soft - even after 15 minutes.

  7. Apr 23rd 2004

    These cookies are worth all the time and trouble they take to make! They are SOO GOOD! I couldn't wait several hours for the pinwheels to freeze as per instructions but 35-40 minutes in the ...

  8. Dec 15th 2003

    These are the best pinwheels I've tasted. The cookie is light and the date/nut mixture adds just the right sweetness. They're more difficult that drop cookies, but about as much work as an ...

  9. Apr 25th 2002

    Tasted good enough, but they were a little too much work.