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Date Rolls

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"My grandma, Mary Stufflebeam, has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Cream together shortening, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.
  2. Sift flour, soda, and saltTWICE and add to sugar mixture. Divide dough into 2 or 3 parts.
  3. Cook dates, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup water over low heat, stirring constantly until it becomes a smooth paste. Let cool.
  4. Roll each section of dough into rectangles 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Spread filling over rectangles and roll up like a jelly roll. Cover and chill dough until firm; 2 - 3 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Slice dough 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
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Dec 19, 2006

Thank you SO much for posting this recipe. Martha Stewart had a very similar recipe in a magazine from years ago and I have been unable to find it until now. I always make very unique Christmas cookies to get the oohs and ahhs, and this one really makes a pretty presentation. The cookie texture is delightful and the filling is absolutely delicious. I do add a 1 tsp. of lemon juice to the date mixture as I've seen with other date fillings although I'm not sure what it assists in doing. You don't taste the lemon.

 
Dec 14, 2007

These taste OK, but think a better suited name would be Date Swirl Cookies. I was looking foward to the date rolls my Grandma used to make, that were 1/4" tall round cookies that kept their shape after baking. These cooked down and flattened out like a regular cookie, and wasn't really what I was expecting for a date roll.

 

4 Ratings

Dec 05, 2013

I've made these many, many times. My husband loves these cookies. I only get about 4 dozen out of this recipe, but we like thicker cookies. I use butter-flavored shortening sticks when I make it and I think these taste great! They are a big hit even with people that don't care for dates.

 
Dec 04, 2007

These are really, really good! Very light, very tasty. I follow it exactly and they turn out well every time.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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