Date Lovers Unite!

. . . and bake some Date Pinwheels:

To us, dates are comforting, sweet, intense. A fresh Medjool date with a filling of cream cheese and some chopped nuts is one of the nicest things on earth. And at holiday time, it’s just not right unless a batch of Date Pinwheels (or two) gets made. They’re the perfect do-ahead cookie, because they need to be rolled and chilled before slicing. And they can certainly be made up and frozen, up to 2 months in advance.

By the way, if you're looking for a tasty hors d'oeuvre for your holiday parties, try stuffing a dried, pitted date with a whole almond, then wrapping the whole thing in 1/2 or 1/3 of a slice of bacon and baking until burnished. They're heavenly as is, but you can garnish them with crumbled blue cheese if you wish.

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