Date Rolls


"My grandma, Mary Stufflebeam, has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember."
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servings 198 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings


  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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 Christma...

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 shap...

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...

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

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