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Cookies & Candy Date Pinwheels
From the Kitchen of fr8dog

Category: Cookies & Candy
Servings: about 5 dozen
Preparation Time:

Recipe Ingredients
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/4 cup cut up pitted dates (16 oz.)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs, well beaten

Recipe Directions
Combine dates, granulated sugar and water in saucepan. Cook over low heat until thick, about 10 minutes. Add nuts. Cool.

Meanwhile, work shortening with a spoon until creamy. Add brown sugar and eggs. Mix well. Add four, salt, and baking powder. Mix well. Chill dough thoroughly several hours. Divide dough in half. Roll each half out to 11x9. Spread filing over dough. Roll up beginning at long side. Chill overnight. Slice 1/4" thick and bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes.

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