Great Grandma Jager’s Date Pinwheel Cookies

(Great) Grandma Jager's Date Pinwheel Cookies

2 1/4 cups chopped dates
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup chopped nutes
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs - well beaten
4 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Combine dates, sugar, and water in pan and cook over low heat until thick. About 10 minutes. 
Cream shortening and add in brown sugar gradually.
Add well beaten eggs and beat well.
Add remaining ingredients sifted together and mix well. Chill thoroughly.
Divide dough into tow parts and roll eat our separately into rectagle a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Spread each with filling and roll up as for a jelly roll.
Chill thoroughly overnight, if possible. Cut 1/4 inch thick. Bake in moderately ? 
400 degrees oven for 10 to 12 min. Makes 5 doz. cookies