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Date Swirl Cookies

Yield 5 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot-flavored baby food
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Date Filling
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 47
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 8.8 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 31 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine dates and water in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and cool.

  2. Beat butter at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy; add sugar, and beat well. Add baby food and egg; beat well.

  3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture. Shape dough into a ball. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll into an 18- x 8- inch rectangle. Spread Date Filling over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch margin on sides. Beginning at 1 long edge, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal. Cut roll in half, and wrap rolls in wax paper; freeze 3 hours or chill 8 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°.

  5. Unwrap rolls; cut each roll into 30 (3/8- inch) slices. Place slices on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 13 minutes or just until lightly browned.

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