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How To Make Delicious Date Pinwheel Cookies

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The delicious date pinwheel cookies will leave your house smelling good and you taste buds happy. You and your guests will love the savory taste they have!

It is super easy to make these cookies and they are an amazing way to great your guest that you have at your house. We can all agree that delicious snacks are the perfect ice breaker.

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Pinwheel Cookies

When it comes to making these date pinwheel cookies, the instructions are pretty simple. As long as you follow them and are patient, you will get the outcome you are hoping for.

Make sure you note how long they need to cook and what they should look like in order to be safe. You do not want to accidentally under cook or overcook them.

It is also important to pay attention to the order you are adding the ingredients. The way you mix things together plays an important roll into how they will cook.


You and your guests will love these date pinwheel cookies as long as you are a fan of dates and cookies. The burst of flavor in each bite is sure to rope you in and keep you wanting more.

My favorite part about the cooking process would have to be the aroma that fills the house while they are in the oven. When they are done and you open the oven, it gets even better.

A little trick I have learned is that you make sure they are heading into the oven when your guests are almost there. That way, they get a fresh whiff of cookies when they enter.

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When To Make Them

This date pinwheel cookies recipe will give you about sixty cookies, so take that into account when making them. The kids will love to come home to a fresh batch of what seems like unlimited cookies.

If you are having a little shindig at your house, this recipe is perfect because it makes so many. Also, if your kids are in sports, they are perfect snacks for their teammates.

These cookies do hold quite a bit of sugar so maybe have the kids steer clear of them when it’s close to bedtime. But they do also make a great midnight snack.

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For this date pinwheel cookies recipe, I would recommend that you have an electric mixer. A hand mixer or a stand mixer will work but doing the mixing manually would be a bit difficult.

Another helpful trip for this recipe that works with most recipes would be to mix the dry and wet ingredients separately. You usually mix in dry ingredients second to make it easier.

When it comes time to put them in the oven, make sure you check no them occasionally. This will help you get the perfect golden cookies if that is what you are looking for.

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You really will love these date pinwheel cookies and they are great for almost every occasion. From holidays to play dates with this kids, these cookies do it all.

If you are interested in more snack recipes, be sure to check out the Lemon Blueberry Muffins and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Yield: 60

How To Make Delicious Date Pinwheel Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This date pinwheel cookies recipe will give you about sixty cookies, so take that into account when making them. The kids will love to come home to a fresh batch of what seems like unlimited cookies.


  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 10 oz pitted dates
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • Stand or hand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment or plastic wrap


  1. Cream together shortening and butter in mixing bowl.
  2. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Beat well.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Divide dough into two portions and set aside.
  5. Chop dates and add to a medium cooking pot, along with the sugar and
    water. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Chop pecans and add to date mixture.
  7. Roll one portion of dough into a rectangle 1/8” inch thick.
  8. Spread half of the date mixture on the cookie dough.
  9. Roll from the short side into a log. Roll into parchment paper or plastic
    wrap. Repeat with the other half of the dough and remaining date mixture.
    Place both logs in the refrigerator overnight.
  10. Slice the cookie dough logs into 1/2” slices. Place on cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Cool on wire racks.
  13. Enjoy

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