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Old Fashioned Heritage Pinwheel Rolled Cookie With Dates and Nuts

Updated on March 27, 2017
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I grew up watching & later helping my mother make homemade cookies. They were always in our school lunch boxes. Some family favorites here..

Rolled Date Nut Cookies
Rolled Date Nut Cookies | Source

Sweet Treats

This is another old-fashioned cookie coming from a file that my mother had kept. The recipe originates back to some saved recipes from her mother, my beloved grandma.

Most of them are jotted down on scraps of paper and are handwritten. Many of them contain only the list of ingredients and assume the person making the recipe would know how to proceed.

In some cases, the paper scraps are crumbling, and amounts can no longer be determined. The ones that are spattered the most were probably family favorites and attest to them being often handled and used as reference when baking or cooking.

As I try out some of these recipes and share them online, it is with a nod to saving some of the rich heritage of these treats, as well as trying to preserve some of the flavors from the past. This endevaor has become a personal journey of discovery and remembrance.

Gathering ingredients for these rolled date nut cookies
Gathering ingredients for these rolled date nut cookies | Source
My Grandma's hand-written recipe
My Grandma's hand-written recipe | Source

Ingredients for Rolled Date Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening, (I used Crisco)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup nut meats, ground

Instructions for Making the Rolled Date Cookies

  1. Beat together the shortening, brown sugar, and eggs until smooth.
  2. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and flour to the mixture, and blend until well combined.
  3. Chill the dough in refrigerator until well chilled.
  4. When the dough is chilled, prepare the date/nut paste.
  5. Put the dates, granulated sugar, water, and ground nuts into a saucepan on top of the stove and bring to a boil. Reduce while stirring until the mixture turns into a thick paste. Cool slightly.
  6. Divide the dough into three or more parts and roll out onto a well floured board to about a 1/4 inch thickness or a little less. Try to make the edges of the rolled out dough come out even and squared.
  7. Spread the date/nut mixture onto the dough and roll the dough jellyroll fashion, crimping the edges together.
  8. Continue until all of the dough and date/nut paste is used up.
  9. Chill overnight. (I put the rolls onto waxed paper and even stacked them on top of each other with waxed paper in between.)
  10. The next day, when ready to bake, cut the rolls into approximately 1/4 inch slices and put onto a greased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until browned. (The hand-written recipe called for 12 to 15 minutes, but with our oven, I found that to be too much time. So be your own judge, and watch your oven time on your first batch of cookies, and let that be your guide.)
  12. Cool on a wire rack.

Rolled Date Cookie Preparation Photos

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Mixing the shortening, brown sugar and eggsFlour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt addedMixed batter ready to be chilledDates, sugar and water placed into stovetop panNuts added and cooked to make thick pasteChilled dough rolled out on well floured boardApplying date nut mixture to dough with spatulaRolling the cookiesRolled cookie mixtureChilling the rolled cookie overnight in refrigerator ~ Waxed paper in between rolls.
Mixing the shortening, brown sugar and eggs
Mixing the shortening, brown sugar and eggs | Source
Flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt added
Flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt added | Source
Mixed batter ready to be chilled
Mixed batter ready to be chilled | Source
Dates, sugar and water placed into stovetop pan
Dates, sugar and water placed into stovetop pan | Source
Nuts added and cooked to make thick paste
Nuts added and cooked to make thick paste | Source
Chilled dough rolled out on well floured board
Chilled dough rolled out on well floured board | Source
Applying date nut mixture to dough with spatula
Applying date nut mixture to dough with spatula | Source
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Rolling the cookies
Rolling the cookies | Source
Rolled cookie mixture
Rolled cookie mixture | Source
Chilling the rolled cookie overnight in refrigerator ~ Waxed paper in between rolls.
Chilling the rolled cookie overnight in refrigerator ~ Waxed paper in between rolls. | Source
Slicing the cookie rolls prior to baking
Slicing the cookie rolls prior to baking | Source
Rolled date nut cookies being cooled on wire rack.
Rolled date nut cookies being cooled on wire rack. | Source
My Mother in her kitchen ~ 1960s
My Mother in her kitchen ~ 1960s | Source

This old fashioned cookie recipe makes a large batch of cookies depending upon how you roll them. The way I made them amounted to slightly over 11 dozen cookies that were an inch to an inch and a half in size.

If you want larger cookies, and you have rolled out a rectangular size cookie batter as I did (refer to the photos above) then just start rolling them from the smallest sized edge towards the other. Your cookie will end up being a much larger cookie than if you start rolling it from the largest margin across.

I used chopped nuts instead of ground nuts. While good...the next time I bake these cookies, I will use ground nuts as the recipe called for, because it will be easier to slice the cookies prior to baking if the nuts are smaller.

These cookies taste even better over time! They freeze well.

If your family likes sweet treats that have some nutritional value, the dates and nuts add some wholesome goodness to this old fashioned cookie recipe that dates back to my grandmother's time.

With my German heritage coming from my mother's side of the family, no meal was complete without some type of sweet treat to finish it off. Lunch boxes typically had some cookies packaged up in waxed paper along with a sandwich, piece of fruit and thermos of milk. Desserts after dinner often included a slice of homemade pie, cake or more cookies.

Thus baking this old fashioned heritage cookie brings back some fond memories of the good old days. Hope that you enjoy this family recipe of mine. While it takes some time to complete, because of the time factored in for the chilling of the dough, it is worth it in the end!

Wish that I could share a couple of these delicious cookies with you right now!

Nutrition Facts Regarding Sun-Maid Chopped Dates

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 cup
Calories 120
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 33 g11%
Sugar 28 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cup of coffee with cookies on my grandparent's china
Cup of coffee with cookies on my grandparent's china | Source

Please Rate These Rolled Date Nut Cookies. Thanks!

4.3 stars from 16 ratings of Rolled Date Nut Cookies
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Ready for some baking? | Source

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      Peggy Woods 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello firstcookbooklady,

      These pinwheel cookies are yummy! Hope you give them a try!

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      Char Milbrett 9 months ago from Minnesota

      Looks yummy!!!

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      Peggy Woods 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello breathing,

      I am so pleased that you enjoyed reading this old fashioned cookie recipe of mine. It has been enjoyed in our family for generations.

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      Sajib 19 months ago from Bangladesh

      Good news for the cookie and sweet lovers. Another set of great dishes for them. Seeing the pictures I’m unable to control water in my mouth. Absolute joy for a cookie lover. The making of the recipe has been nicely described here in the hub. I’ve got nice ideas of different cookie recipes from this post and tried a few ones. Indeed they are awesome in taste! That’s why I thank the author for giving me a golden chance of fulfilling my appetite and finally I request you all try the dishes out mentioned in this post. I guarantee you will remember the taste forever!

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      Peggy Woods 23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi SweetiePie,

      If you really like the sound of this old fashioned cookie recipe you might wish to copy it. I am gradually moving some of these over to my own website, so it might disappear for a while until accomplished. This is a good one! Enjoy!

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      SweetiePie 23 months ago from Southern California, USA

      I think this would be a fun recipe to try. It definitely is worth it to preserve some of these recipes for historical sake so a new generation can try these out. I will share this on Pinterest.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for the visit. I got to see the cute photo of my mother in her kitchen back in the 1960's because of it as well as think of these delicious cookies again. I should make some more sometime soon! Good wishes are being sent your way as well.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy Just stopping by to say hi.

      Hope all is good with you and your family.

      Angels are bringing hugs and blessings this afternoon. ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      H oliversmum,

      Some of those old timey recipes are hard to beat! I agree. Hope you give this pinwheel cookie a try.

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      oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

      Peggy W Hi. Recipes from years gone by, to my way of thinking are the very best, and this one looks absolutely delicious. Thumbs up. :) :)

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi colorfulone,

      Maybe this will be the year you make them! Enjoy! Thanks for the vote and share.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      This really pleases me that you made them and that your family enjoys eating them. Thanks for letting me know and also for sharing the recipe with others. I have done most of my baking and have already given away the gifts.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      It has been several years since I had one of these yummy little date cookies. They sure are good. Maybe, I will try making some for Christmas one of these years. Nice recipe hub, Peg. - Share and voted up!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Just wanted to come back to let you know: I made these cookies and they truly are wonderful. They are so different from the usual cookies I make at Christmastime, and my family really likes them.

      I'm almost ready to start baking now for the holidays, and when I make these cookies again, I will think of you!

      I'll share this Hub again.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Your guests should be pleased with these delicious cookies. Thanks for the good wishes. Returning them your way as well. :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      This looks like a cookie I need to add to my files for the holidays. this time of the year I begin selecting new recipes, a few each season, to try out. I will be holding a large party here for Christmas this year and would like to have some new cookies to show off and this will be one of them.

      thanks for sharing Angels are on the way ps :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Paul,

      This really is an old fashioned cookie that takes a bit of time with the preparation...but is oh so good! Hope you give it a try over there in Thailand. Thanks for the shares.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Peggy,

      This recipe is awesome and it makes me so hungry just looking at the cookies. I remember having this kind of cookie before, but it has really been some time. The directions are very clear, and I think these cookies would sell well in Thailand. Voted up and sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      Am sure that you would be pleased with these old fashioned rolled cookies should you have access to a larger oven someday. In the meantime, thanks for your comment and votes. :)

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Well, those just look fabulous! I can't do cookies because I have a very small oven (George Foreman toaster/rotisserie) so I would have to make about 6 cookies at a time, but if I ever get a bigger oven, I will definitely give these a go! :) Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      I should have joined Pinterest a long time ago. I was just worried about the copyright issues. Oh well...live and learn! Thanks for the pin. :)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I'm going to add your Pinwheel Cookies to my Cookies on Pinterest.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Careermommy,

      You are most welcome! That picture of my mother was when housewives mostly wore dresses and aprons when in the kitchen. She was a great cook as was her mother. From my family to yours...hope you enjoy this delicious old fashioned cookie at your cousin's upcoming bridal shower. Thanks for your comment.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Peggy, these cookies look divine. I love that you included a photo of your mother and handwritten note from your grandma. That just makes this recipe so much more special because you shared it with us all. This is a cookie I will have to try. These would be perfect for my cousin's upcoming bridal shower. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      These old fashioned cookies would be great having them with an accompaniment of coffee or tea. I grew up watching my mother bake so there is no great mystery to it. Just follow directions and with a little practice, anyone can do it. Thanks for your vote and the share. :)

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      I love cookies together with tea or coffee. You're so lucky you can bake, peggy!! Voting up and shared!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi pstraubie48,

      We cannot be good all of the time. Ha! Enjoy this delicious old fashioned cookie in good health when you get around to making and baking them. May angels continue to surround you and yours. :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      O, my, Peggy, Peggy,

      I am trying to be goooood. I am trying not to make all of these luscious recipes. And then, I come here and find THIS. I love pinwheel cookies. These look so deeeeelishusss as my baby grandboy says. I have just bookmarked them and know they will be made very soon.

      Sending you Angels this afternoon. :) ps

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      How fortunate one would be to find these under their tree!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi RTalloni,

      My husband actually thinks they get better after time. We freeze them and he takes out a cookie or two on occasion and really likes eating them. I know that he will want me to make more. They will definitely be a part of the cookie assortment that we give out for Christmas gifts. Hope you like them as much as we do!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      It would be difficult to wait a day to bake a batch of these!

      A cookie with such healthy ingredients should have "energy bar" somewhere in its title. ;) I'm looking forward to trying these out!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello TycoonSam,

      We have many of these rolled cookies with dates and nuts frozen in our freezer. My husband occasionally helps himself to a couple of them. He told me just today that they really do improve in flavor over time. So don't just judge them the first day you bake them. They will be even better a few days (or months, if frozen) later. Thanks for your comment.

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      TycoonSam 5 years ago from Washington, MI

      Cookies look and sound delicious! Can't wait to try them!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi kashmir56,

      Lucky you and lucky me that we not only got to eat these delicious old fashioned cookies...but that we also have our family memories revolving around them. Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Peggy, my mom use to make these old fashioned rolled cookies for my brother and me all the time,just reading your hub i could almost smell them cooking. Thanks for this great recipe and the memories .

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello colombostock,

      These old fashioned rolled cookies are indeed delicious. My husband finished his lunch today with a couple of them as a sweet treat. Guess I'll be baking more in the near future. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello chamilj,

      Appreciate you comment and vote up. Hope you enjoy the flavor of these cookies as much as we and our guests do.

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      colombostock 5 years ago from Colombo Sri Lanka

      Looks Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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      chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

      I love this. Bookmarked and voted up!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Tonipet,

      So glad that reading about these old fashioned rolled cookies brought back happy memories for you. Thanks for your comment, votes and the sharing of this with others. Heading on over to your hub now.

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Oh Peggy, how I loved this. Reading just brought me back to times before. Thanks for including a photograph of your mother. So if the English were so fond of tea after meals, Germans were with sweet treats.. that's awesome Peggy. I'm linking my hub "Living a Good Lifestyle from the Little that We Have" hub to this hub. This is very beautiful. I'm voting up, sharing and bookmarking. You're awesome!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      These rolled cookies with dates and nuts take a bit of prep work but the baking (when done) is fast and easy. They do freeze well! Yes...they would make excellent gifts for special occasions. Thanks for your votes and the share.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      I love the sound of dates in these cookies. Also like the idea of slicing cookies off a roll instead of dropping them by spoonsful or using cookie cutteres. I often make pan cookies just to save time. This looks just about as good because cutting off slices looks like it would be pretty quick too. I can see these cookies being a great gift for special occasions too.

      Voted you up, useful, and awesome! Will share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cathleena,

      The pattern may somewhat resemble cinnamon rolls but assuredly these are thinner and crispy cookies. Enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      My mouth is watering just looking at these. I love nuts and dates so this recipe really appeals to me. They kind of resemble cinnamon rolls but thinner. Looking forward to trying this recipe soon.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ChristyWrites,

      Reading about food can do that to you. Haha! Thanks for commenting, voting and sharing this hub regarding the old fashioned rolled date nut cookies. They are delicious! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Mmm yummy, you had me at "dates"! I vote up, awesome, and will share too. Funny that I'm hungry now...

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi kittythedreamer,

      So glad that you found these old fashioned rolled cookies to be of interest. Thanks for your comment. Am sure you will like them if you give them a try!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Thanks for the comment on my Mother's appearance as well as the rolled cookie recipe. Those were the days when women generally wore dresses in the house and little aprons were also common. If you like dates and nuts you are sure to like these cookies!

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      These look beyond amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Love dates and know I would love these. The picture of your Mom is so cute in her what looks like her apron, wearing a shirt dress. Voted up and will add this to my collection of cookies.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alocsin,

      Yes...the spiral appearance is part of the visual appeal of these old fashioned rolled cookies when they are baked. The taste completes the picture! Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Another wonderful recipe. I like how rolling them up and then slicing them gives them the distinctive spiral. They look delicious as well. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Just took a look and found notice of this comment but with literally multiple thousands of notices from HP in my gmail account, I couldn't find a specific one from you without spending inordinate amounts of time. Knowing what you write, I am certain that I would like whatever you do...so you have my permission. Thanks!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Check your email. I'd like permission to use your name and this Hub as inspiration for a Hub I'm working on. Let me know. Many thanks, Mary

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      Thanks so much for your comment and nice to hear that you enjoyed these photos as well as the old fashioned cookie recipe.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, another wonderful recipe for me to try, I love the picture of your grandma's handwritten recipe and the picture of your mother in the kitchen.

      Voted up

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      So happy to have been able to share some of these cookies with you and your sons. Thanks for your comment. These old fashioned cookies freeze well and seem to improve in flavor over time...as you know.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi RedElf,

      Drop on over for a cup of coffee and some old fashioned cookies if you are ever in our area. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi G-Ma Johnson,

      Enjoy your visit with your sister. Perhaps you can do some cookie baking together while you are visiting? My mother and I used to love doing that together. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Jason (livelonger),

      These rolled cookies with the dates and nuts are truly crowd pleasers. Everyone seems to like them and my husband thinks that they should become a part of our cookie assortment given away each Christmas. So they definitely have his stamp of approval! Thanks for your comment.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      These are wonderful cookies. I really loved the taste of the dates and chopped nuts. Very rich in flavor. I am pleased that you are sharing your Grandmother's delicious cookie recipe. I plan to make these for a special event. Great photo of your Dear Mother and your Grandmother's beautiful China. Thanks again for sharing your Grandmother's delicious cookie recipe. Great hub, photo and recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello incomeguru,

      Wish I could give you that cup of coffee and some of these date nut cookies. Guess you will just have to make them for yourself! Thanks for your comment and the share to FB. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello JSParker,

      So glad to hear that you liked the sentimental touches of background information along with the actual recipe of this rolled cookie. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello rebeccamealey,

      I never thought of it that way, but I guess you are correct. I DO come from a family of good cooks. My mother and grandmothers were all great cooks and my husband also loves to show off his expertise in the kitchen. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Nice to know that you are also sentimental about your mother's cookbook and the old recipes. Appreciate your comment. Thanks!

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      RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

      Another great recipe. I think this is my favorite today, though the apple tart looked very good. It was the final picture with the cup of coffee that sold me!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      yummmy...sounds so good...I may just have to try these this week, my sister is coming to visit...Thanks...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, these look really yummy. Not something to try while on the diet I'm on (no sweets!) but I can only imagine how wonderful these smell and taste. A real crowd pleaser, I'm sure!

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      Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

      Nice recipe hub! I feel like tasting your cup of coffee with the cookies. Shared on FB.

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      JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      What first gives this hub such charm is that handwritten recipe by your Grandmother! I love it. And then the photo of your mother. All the photos are wonderful, Peggy, showing every step of preparation. Very thorough. I think this is an exemplary recipe hub. Congratulations!

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      these look like they are to die for! And the old recipe adds such a nice personal touch, as well as your Mom in the kitchen. You really come from a family of cooks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      Nice that you will be trying these old fashioned cookies dating back to my grandmother's time. They are a labor of love and reward one with a delicious flavor. Thanks for your comment, votes and the share.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      You are a gal after my own heart! I love sentimental people like yourself. I have my Mother's old cookbook. It is falling apart, but I still refer to it. I love the photo of your mother in her kitchen. I know these mementoes are worth a million dollars to you. I haven't made rolled cookies in a while, and this recipe looks great. Have a great day.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love old-fashioned recipes! I just happen to have some dates in the pantry so I've marked this to try. What beautiful cookies! They look like cinnamon rolls. : ) I love your opening paragraph, the photo of your grandmother's original recipe and the idea of preserving your heritage. Voted up, across the board and shared!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches12345,

      These cookies actually do improve in flavor over time. Glad that you liked the photos of not only the cookies but my grandmother's china as well. Appreciate your comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have me with the picture of your cup of coffee, rolls and your grandmother's china. What a great recipe. I love those that taste better with time.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ktrapp,

      Yes...writing about and sampling these old timey recipes from the past is a journey not only in flavors and tastes but memories as well. I am mailing these hand-written recipes to relatives who will hopefully cherish them for many years to come. This cookie gets even better with time! We have most of them frozen and haul out a few at a time. Thanks for the first comment.

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      Your grandmother's kitchen must have always smelled fabulous! This looks like yet another delicious sweet treat. Although I am not a coffee drinker I do like sweets like this paired with my hot earl grey black tea.

      As I was reading along I was thinking how you need to preserve these well-loved and handled recipes. It didn't occur to me that these hubs of yours serve a two-fold purpose. How wonderful.