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1 cup shortening

3 eggs: well beaten

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups brown sugar

4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda


Cream Shortening: add sugar gradually.

Add eggs and beat well.

Add remaining ingredients which have been sifted together. Mix well and chill thoroughly. Divide mixture into two parts: roll each out and spread with Date filling (Recipe below) Roll up as for jelly roll in long rolls and chill again. Cut in slices 1/2 inch thick.

Bake 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Date Filling

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 cup chopped dates

cook until thick: add 1 cup chopped nuts. cool.




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