Rating: 4.5 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

This recipe makes three rolls of dough, which can be frozen until ready to bake.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter and brown sugar together in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Sift the cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and flour together in a second mixing bowl. Slowly stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until evenly blended.

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  • Divide the dough evenly into three portions and place each on a square of waxed paper. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, make the filling by combine the dates, pecans, water and white sugar in a saucepan set over low heat. Cook and stir until the filling has a paste-like consistency. Cool slightly.

  • Working with one portion at a time, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to make a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Spread 1/3 of the filling evenly over the dough; roll up to make a log. Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.

  • Using a sharp, serrated knife, cut the rolls into 1/4 inch slices. Place the slices on prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on racks.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 19.1g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 17.4mg; sodium 47.8mg. Full Nutrition
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