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    Date Swirls

    Source of Recipe

    Taste of Home
    These have become a Christmas tradition.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Date Swirls

    Recipe By : Katie
    Serving Size : 48 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories :

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 cups chopped dates
    1 cup water
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup chopped nuts -- optional
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 cup butter -- softened
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon lemon extract
    4 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda

    Cook dates, water, 1 c. sugar, nuts and lemon juice over medium heat, stirring, until stiff (15-20 minutes). Cool.
    Cream butter, sugars, eggs and lemon extract. Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill one hour.
    On lightly floured surface, roll into 2 - 12"x9" rectangles. Spread with filling and roll up, starting with long end. Slice 1/4"-1/3" thick.
    Bake, 2" apart, on greased baking sheets @375 for 8-10 minutes.

    Source:Taste of Home, Dec. 1994

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