Date Swirls Cookies

Date Swirls Cookies

"'My 3-year-old granddaughter nicknamed my mother 'Cookie Grandma' because she made wonderful cookies,' shares Donna Grace of Clancy, Montana. 'Mom made these crisp and chewy cookies every Christmas.'"
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes stiff, about 15-20 minutes. Chill.
  2. For dough, cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extract. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle, about 1/4-in. thick. Spread with half of the filling. Roll up, starting with the long end. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Wrap with plastic wrap; chill overnight.
  4. Cut rolls into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.


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These turned out great, not too sweet, soft and chewy! I found if you roll the dough out on parchment paper, you can roll the dough and filling neatly and easily. I froze the completed rolls fo...

The taste of these is definitely 5-star. The preparation, however, is not. First of all, use shortening instead of butter (I know, horrors, trans fats and all that -- get serious. Who's reall...

Five stars for the cookie -- Mmm, I could eat the filling alone! This is an excellent, classic date/nut cookie. I followed the recipe exactly and used unsalted butter and walnuts. But I give it ...

I followed the recipe exactly and everything turned out well. I had no trouble with the dough but I was very patient and made sure everthing chilled a long time. The recipe made 85 cookies for...

I made these for a holiday luncheon and they were a big hit. They remind me of a cookie my grandmother used to make - but these are better!

Really good, I ended up with ~4 dozen cookies, and ended up with extra dough (ran out of filling). Despite the amount of filling I heaped into my cookies, they tasted more like lemon than date....

I LOVE this cookie, especially at the holidays, but I have been known to make them at other times of the year. Sometimes I drizzle them with a thin icing and sprinkle a bit of colored sugar on ...

A very nice recipe but I made a few changes to it 1.I ommited lemon extract 2.I reduced the amount sugar because it was too sweet for me 3.I also added cardamom seed to the filling. It turned ou...

The cookies were very good. Time consuming but all roll up cookies are. The yeild is wrong. It makes 60 cookies if cut 1/4inch thick. I suppose that's 2 cookies per serving :)

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