Walnut Date Swirl CookiesDeliciously old-fashioned, these chewy treats have been a tradition in our family for 60 years….
Walnut Date Swirl Cookies
1-1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped 3/4 cup sugar, divided 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Pinch salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large saucepan, combine the dates, 1/4 cup sugar, water, nuts and salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and remaining sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture and mix well.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-in.
Spread with date mixture; roll up jelly-roll style, starting at a long end.
Wrap with waxed paper.
Chill for at least 4 hours.
Remove waxed paper.
Cut into 1/8-in.
Place 2 in.
apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts 2 each:
- 154 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.