12 Days of Christmas Cookies
These Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels are soft, chewy cinnamon brown sugar cookies with a pecan date filling! They may be old fashioned but they are absolutely sensational!
These cookies are delicious and I don’t even like dates! The brown sugar cookie dough is something that legends are made out of.
Soft and chewy with a delightful cinnamon brown sugar flavor that harmoniously blends with the dates to produce a sweet, chewy cookie with a subtle pecan date flavor.
That was a lot of words to say “ermagherd so amazing!”
Remember my Great-Grandmother RoRo? Remember how she always had each grandchild and great-grandchild’s favorite treats waiting whenever they visited? Pecan tassies were mine and Date Pinwheels were my mother’s.
I couldn’t get my paws on RoRo’s pinwheel recipe but I found this one in my new favorite antique Christmas Cookie book.
And they are heaven.
These cookies are also nice because you can make the dough and filling when you have time, assemble them and then bake them off as the mood strikes or when unexpected guests turn up.
I don’t have those but I assume some people do.
Since presumably you’re still reading; Let’s play a game. It’s called “guess why there are two different sized cookies in the pictures”. I’ll even make it multiple-choice for you.
- I’m an overachiever and I thought it would look cool in the photos;
- The tiny ones are super cute in real life and I cannot resist miniature things; or
- I messed up and rolled one pinwheel on the long side instead of the short side.
Hint, hint. The answer is #3, and you should totally make two different sizes too!
But be warned the tiny ones are beyond addicting. One bite and then you’re reaching for another and then you look over and there aren’t enough left to photograph! Who ate my cookies?!
These Old Fashioned Date Pinwheels are for the sixth day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars, Rum Refrigerator Cookies, or Cardamom Walnut Snowballs, Spiced Crinkle Cookies, Coconut Peppermint Pretzel Bark!!
More Cookies to make the season bright!