Makes three batches of dough. Dough can be frozen until needed.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 ounces dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
Cream together butter or margarine and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift together cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and flour. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture slowly, mixing well. Add vanilla.
Divide dough into three portions and place on waxed paper. Chill until set.
While batter is chilling, make filling. Combine dates, chopped pecans, water and white sugar over low heat. Heat until filling is of a paste-like consistency.
Roll dough out to make a thin layer. Place 1/3 of filling on the dough and roll up. Repeat the process for the other 2 sections of dough. Rolls can be baked right away or frozen until needed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cut 1/4 inch slices off of rolls with a sharp knife. Place slices on greased cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes.