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Date-Cream Cheese Rollups

on November 15, 2011

We thought it would be nice to share some favorite recipes for those looking to expand their horizons and try something different this holiday season.

Cooking and baking for the holidays make for such wonderful practical life exercises.
Below, is a recipe submitted by Nan Barchowsky, from Barchowsky Fluent Handwriting.
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Date-Cream Cheese Rollups

1 cup sugar
1/2 pound cream cheese
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
grated lemon peel
confectioners’ sugar
pitted dates

Cream butter and cheese together. Blend in flour and salt, and peel.
Wrap in plastic film and chill several hours or until it is firm enough to roll.
Roll to 1/8 inch thckness on a board sprinkled with the confectioners’ sugar.
Cut in 1 x 3 inch strips with a pastry wheel.
Put a date in the center of each strip and roll up.
Place rolls on a cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

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