Grandma Rhea’s Date Swirls

1 C dates, stoned and chopped
3/4 C water
3/4 C sugar
1 C chopped nuts
1 C shortening (butter)
2 C brown sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
5 C sifted flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1 t vanilla
1 tsp salt

Combine dates, water and sugar and cook over a low heat until thick stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add nuts. Cool.

Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and blend.

Sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed mixture and blend. Add vanilla. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 1/2 inch thickness. Spread with date mixture and roll as

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