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DESSERT

Date-Walnut Pinwheel Cookie, American

Ingredients
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. chopped dates
  • ½ t. lemon juice and rind
  • 1 13-oz pkg. plain cookie mix
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 T. water
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ½ c. water
Preparation Instructions

Mix dates, lemon rind and juice, sugar and ½ cup water in a pan. Cook, stirring until thick, for about 10 minutes. Add walnuts. Cool. Blend cookie mix with egg and 1 tablespoon water. Roll in two 10x 7-inch rectangles. Spread with walnut and date mixture. Roll as for a jelly roll. Wrap in waxed-paper and chill until firm. Slice ¼ inch thick. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375˚ for 8 to 9 minutes. Makes 4 dozen. These rolls can be frozen. Slice frozen and then bake.

Contributed by Unknown, 1960

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