15 December 2020


Happy Tasty Tuesday friends! That’s right! Tasty Tuesday is back for one very special holiday recipe! There are a couple of holiday sweet treats my mom makes, that I request every year. Those are her white sour cream fudge and these Date Pinwheels! This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks that I used to love browsing through when I was a little girl. They are just the right amount of soft cookie and chewy date filling!

I cannot even tell you how much I love these. And truth is, these photos are from last year when I forgot to share this recipe and I didn’t get enough of them because I was eating the cookies so fast. I have included a photo of the ingredients and my mom and I are happy to share the recipe with you.

She hasn’t made them for me yet this year but I am anxiously awaiting them and so are my taste buds. But she did take a pic of all the ingredients for these, you will LOVE them!!

What you'll need

3/4 lb pitted dates, chopped
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup water
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook dates, sugar and water, stirring constantly, until thickened; cool.
Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour and salt. Divide dough into halves. Roll each half in a rectangle, 11x7 inches, on waxed paper. Spread half the date filling on each rectangle. Roll up tightly, beginning at 11-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into the roll to seal. Wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rolls into ¼ inch slices. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, about 12 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 5 dozen.

Hope you enjoy a sweet treat today my sweet friends!!

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  1. Yay! A special Tasty Tuesday. These look great. I love seeing the recipes that families have as a tradition. Now I'm curious about the sour cream fudge too!

  2. Yum! These look wonderful and so tasty! I am still debating whether or not to bake cookies this year and if so, what type and how many. I always make too much and I seem to be the one doing all the eating!

  3. What a festive little treat!

  4. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe Andrea.

  5. Wow these sound amazing. I love dates!

  6. These sound so good. I love dates! I bet these are so chewy gooey and delicious.

  7. I'm so glad you brought back Tasty Tuesday! I love dates and these pinwheels sound and look delicious!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. So interesting. i've never used dates before... i've always been scared to try it. But I may give it a go - these look amazing

  9. These date pinwheels look and sound so good. Thanks for the recipe to make them!

  10. Yay toTasty Tuesday being back! Those pinwheels look delicious too!! Xo, Caroline

  11. These look delicious! I always enjoy your Tasty Tuesday posts. Pinned.

  12. I love how beautiful pinwheel cookies are! They look so pretty on a cookie plate! And these sound so delicious too!

  13. Yum. I love dates. These sound simple and good!

  14. My grandma used to make these and my mom has her recipe. I need to ask her for it and compare it to yours. I love love love date pinwheels! I feel like not only are they delicious, but they are pretty cookies too. And something different than the usual.

  15. These look delicious. I'm just curious if these are from the Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook from the 1960's? My mom had it, and I just loved looking through it. Now I have it, and need to use it more often!

  16. These look pretty tasty! It's always great having recipes from the past that bring back so many memories.

  17. I've only just started appreciating dates, and I bet these would be delicious in my tummy!!

  18. These look yummy. I have never had them and think I will have to add them to our baking plans for next week. 😋


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