Mom’s Famous Date Nut Pinwheels

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Submitted by Tom Hensel

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 lb dates (approximately 2 package—may have some filling left)

Directions:

  1. Cook dates in a little water (just cover the dates) with 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  2. Add 1 cup finely chopped walnuts.
  3. Blend with hand mixer or emulsion blender, then set aside.
  4. Beat the 3 eggs first, then add 1 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 cup Crisco together.
  5. Then mix in the 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3 1/2 cups flour.
  6. Divide the dough into two balls.
  7. Roll each ball of dough on plastic wrap sprinkled with flour about 1/4” thick lengthwise.
  8. Spread mixture fairly thin onto dough and roll up like a jellyroll lengthwise.
  9. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
  10. Slice ¼” thick, put on greased cookie sheet.
  11. Leave second cookie roll in refrigerateor until ready to bake it.
  12. Preheat oven to @350 degrees then bake for 15-18 min (can vary with different ovens).

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