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       Title: Date Pinwheel Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
     1/2 c  Shortening
       1 c  Dark brown sugar; firmly pac
            -ked
       1    Egg
       2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Ground cinnamon
            Filling:
       8 oz Whole pitted dates; chopped
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Water
       1 c  Pecans; finely chopped
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:30
   Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at
   medium speed of an electric mixer.  Add egg, and beat well.
    Combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon; gradually add to
   creamed mixture, mixing well.  Shape dough into a ball.
   (Dough will be stiff.) Place dough on a lightly floured
   surface; roll into a 16- x 8-inch rectangle.  Spread
   filling over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch margin on all sides.
    Starting at long side, carefully roll dough, jellyroll
   fashion; pinch seam and ends of roll to seal.  Wrap dough
   in wax paper, and chill at least 1 hour. Unwrap roll, and
   cut into 1/4-inch slices.  Place 1 inch apart on greased
   cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
   Cool on wire racks.  Yield: about 4 dozen.
   
   FILLING Combine dates, sugar, and water in a medium
   saucepan.  Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until
   thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove filling from heat;
   stir in pecans.  Let cool.  Yield:  about 1-3/4 cups.
  
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