Collect all the ingredients and a Handi-Foil cookie sheet
Cream together shortening and butter in mixing bowl.
Add brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Beat well.
Mix in dry ingredients.
Divide dough into two portions and set aside.
Chop dates and add to a medium cooking pot, along with the sugar and
water. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Remove from heat and allow
Chop pecans and add to date mixture.
Roll one portion of dough into a rectangle 1/8” inch thick.
Spread half of the date mixture on the cookie dough.
Roll from the short side into a log. Roll into parchment paper or plastic
wrap. Repeat with the other half of the dough and remaining date mixture.
Place both logs in the refrigerator overnight.
Slice the cookie dough logs into 1/2” slices. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on wire racks.
Serving Size 1