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“This recipe comes from an old hospital auxiliary cookbook. Not too sweet, but satisfying! Can use your favorite jam instead of the filling recipe below.”
36-48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar and shortening.
  2. Add eggs and mix.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. On a floured surface, roll dough to a 1/2" thick rectangle with long side facing you.
  5. Spread with jam or the date filling.
  6. Roll up like a jelly roll and seal edge.
  7. If necessary, refrigerate dough for an hour, or overnight.
  8. Cut into slices about 1/2" thick, and place on a lightly floured baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 for 10- 15 minutes.
  10. Filling: Chop dates and nuts.
  11. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  12. Add the dates and cook briefly until sugar is dissolved.
  13. Stir in nuts.

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