The cooked filling for date swirls.
Cooling and waiting to be eaten.
One of my favorite home baked cookies is Date Swirls. I remember my mother making these. My favorite memory of my making them is the day my daughter, Kirsten, was born. I had put the cookies in the refrigerator the night before. I went into labor about 4:30 a.m the next morning and I had to bake my cookies before I went to the hospital! So, I baked them. My husband couldn't believe it as my contractions were five minutes apart. No worries, I didn't deliver Kirsten until about 10 hours later. They are great eaten while they are still warm. MMMMMM! Enjoy!
1/2 lb. of dates
1t. lemon juice
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. sugar
Cook together five minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/2c. chopped nuts. Let cool.
1/2 c. oleo (margarine)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
Combine ingredients. Beat well. Roll dough about 1/4"thick. Spread dough with cooled date nut mixture. Roll up like a jelly roll. Wrap in wax paper. Leave in refrigerator overnight. Slice and bake at 350 degrees, until lightly browned on bottom about 12 minutes.