Date Pinwheel Cookies (Healthier Version) (#2273)

Serves
Ready
36
1
Hours
Prep
Cook
45
Minutes
15
Minutes
Categories
Cookies Desserts
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons Applesauce unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar dark, firmly packed
  • 1 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon ground

Filling

  • 8 oz Dates chopped, whole, pitted
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Pecans finely chopped

Directions

  1. Whisk together canola oil, melted butter, applesauce, sugar and egg in a medium bowl until well blended.
  2. In another large bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon until well mixed.
  3. Make a well in center, pour liquid mixture into flour mixture.
  4. Stir until just moistened and incorporated.
  5. Shape dough into a ball. (dough will be stiff)
  6. Place dough on a lightly floured surface, roll into a 16- x 8-inch rectangle.
  7. Spread filling over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch edge on all sides.
  8. Starting at long side, carefully roll dough tightly, jellyroll fashion; pinch seam and ends of roll to seal.
  9. Wrap dough in wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.
  10. Unwrap roll, and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  11. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  12. Bake at 350° f (180° c) for 12 to 15 minutes.
  13. Filling:
  14. Combine dates, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan.
  15. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
  16. Remove filling from heat, and stir in pecans until well mixed.
  17. Let cool completely.
  18. Makes about 3 dozen.
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