*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Date-Nut Pinwheels
 
 Recipe By     : Taste of Home
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         DATE NUT FILLING:
    1      package       (8 oz.) dates -- cut up
      1/2  cup           water
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      Tablespoon    lemon juice
      1/4  cup           chopped nuts
 					
                         COOKIE DOUGH:
    1      cup           butter -- room temperature
    2      cups          packed brown sugar
    2                    eggs
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    4      cups          all purpose flour -- sifted
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
    1      teaspoon      salt
 
 Mix together all filling ingredients in small saucepan; cook over medium/low
 heat until dates are soft.  Cool; set aside.  Make dough by creaming together
 butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add eggs; beat well.
  Add lemon juice and vanilla; stir.  Sift flour; add baking soda and salt.
  Sift again.  Add to creamed mixture; mix well.  (Mixture will be somewhat
 soft.)  Divide dough in half; place on well-floured surface.  Roll each out
 into rectangles about 1/2 inch thick.  Spread evenly with filling.  Roll up
 as for jelly roll.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Slice 1/8 to 1/4 thick with
 sharp knife.  Place on greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 400 for about 12
 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.  (Cookies freeze well.)
  Yield 4-5 dozen.
 
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