Apple-Date Swirl Cookies

Cooked apples and dates are swirled into a rich brown sugar slice-and-bake cookie.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 2/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Apple-Date Filling

1
cup chopped dates
3/4
cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup orange juice
  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated, the brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, cook all Apple-Date Filling ingredients over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Cool.
  • 3 Roll or pat dough into rectangle, 16x8 inches, between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Remove top sheet. Spread dough with cooled Apple-Date Filling. Roll up dough with filling inside, starting with 16-inch side and using waxed paper to lift and roll. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until firm.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. Cut roll with sharp knife into 1/4-inch slices, occasionally cleaning off knife. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool.

Expert Tips

Shape up your cookies! Rotate the roll slightly with each cut so the roll stays rounded.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.