How to make it

  • Cook dates and sugar in water until thick then add nuts and cool.
  • Cream shortening and sugar well then add eggs mixing well.
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda then divide into 2 parts.
  • Roll on floured wax paper approximately 12” round and 1/4” thick.
  • Spread with date filling and roll as jellyroll then chill overnight.
  • Slice into 1/4” slices then bake at 400 for 9 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    mannyman ate it and said...
    I lost this recipe when my mother passed away Feb. '08. She made these every Christmas. She would make many rolls and freeze them until she was ready to bake a batch. Thanks for helping me preserve one of my mother's recipes.
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  • adamabc 10 years ago
    This is the simplest and most delicious of all recipes. Yes, brings back the Better Homes & Garden nostalgia of the sixties.
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    " It was excellent "
    lipsantos ate it and said...
    This recipe is like one that has been in our family for years. My grandmother, mother, sisters, nieces, and I all make these at Christmas. I have also seen this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook from the 1960s.
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  • wynnebaer 11 years ago
    Sounds yummy...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    That sounds delicious!
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