December 13, 2010

Mom's cookie....

When i think about cookies and the holidays, i always think about my mom.
My mother has the holidays and cooking down to a SCIENCE i tell you, and my favorite of the treats she makes a date swirl cookie that would make your mouth Scream with scrumptiousness!!


  • Filling:
  • 2 cups chopped dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • Dough:
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Directions
  1. In a saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes stiff, about 15-20 minutes. Chill. 
  2. For dough, cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extract.
  3.  Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. 
  4. Put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough about 1/4-in. thick.
  6.  Spread with half of the filling. Roll up, starting with the long end. 
  7. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Wrap with plastic wrap; chill overnight.
  8. Cut rolls into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. 
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  10. Cool on wire racks.

I hope these become a favorite of yours as well!!

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