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My grandma, Mary Stufflebeam, has made these every Christmas for as long as I can remember.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together shortening, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.

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  • Sift flour, soda, and saltTWICE and add to sugar mixture. Divide dough into 2 or 3 parts.

  • Cook dates, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 cup water over low heat, stirring constantly until it becomes a smooth paste. Let cool.

  • Roll each section of dough into rectangles 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.

  • Spread filling over rectangles and roll up like a jelly roll. Cover and chill dough until firm; 2 - 3 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Slice dough 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 34.4g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 107.7mg. Full Nutrition
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