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Date Pinwheels

October 04, 2017 .. 0 Comments


Ingredients

  • 18 ounce package (1-1/3 cups) pitted whole dates, finely snipped
  • 1/2cup water
  • 1/3cup granulated sugar
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2cup butter, softened
  • 1/2cup shortening
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1egg
  • 2tablespoons milk
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 3cups all-purpose flour
  • Directions

    1. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine dates, water, and the 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in lemon juice and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; cool.
    2. In a large bowl combine butter and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and the 1 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
    3. Roll half of the dough at a time between pieces of waxed paper into a 12x10-inch rectangle. Spread with half of the filling to within 1/2 of the edges; roll up dough into a spiral. Moisten edges; pinch to seal. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Freeze for 2 to 24 hours.
    4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet; set aside. Using a serrated knife, cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 64 cookies.

    From the Test Kitchen

    Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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