• 6 Ratings

To enjoy these spirals of buttery cookie and sweet date filling any time, keep a roll of the dough in the freezer.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
10 mins to 12 mins at 375°
Servings:
84
Yield:
84 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Snip pitted whole dates. Place dates in a saucepan. Stir in water and 1/3 cup sugar. Bring to boiling, then reduce heat. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened. Then stir in lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set the filling aside to cool.

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  • Beat butter or margarine and shortening with an electric mixer about 30 seconds or until softened. Add about half of the flour. Then add the 1/2 cup sugar, the brown sugar, egg, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Beat until thoroughly combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat or stir in the remaining flour. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

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  • To shape, divide the dough in half. Place each half of the dough between 2 sheets of parchment or waxed paper. Using a rolling pin, roll each half into a 12x10-inch rectangle. Remove top sheets of parchment or waxed paper.

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  • Spread date mixture over each half of the dough. From a long side, roll up each half into a spiral, removing bottom sheet of paper as you roll. Moisten and pinch edges to seal each roll. Wrap each in parchment or waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill for 4 to 48 hours.

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  • Grease a cookie sheet; set aside. Cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. Makes about 84 cookies.

Tips

Wrap shaped dough and place in airtight container or plastic freezer bag and freeze up to 1 month. Bake as above.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 0g; cholesterol 4mg; sodium 22mg; carbohydrates 8g; protein 1g.
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Reviews

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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