Combine dates, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in chopped walnuts. Let cool completely.
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
Divide dough into thirds. Roll each portion into a thin 12 - 15 inch square on separate sheets of parchment. To roll thin and avoid sticking, cover dough with a second sheet of parchment; press out dough to form a square shape and finish with rolling pin over top of second sheet of parchment. Carefully, peel top piece of parchment away from dough; thinly spread the squared dough with one-third of reserved date mixture.
Lifting up the edge of the lower parchment, gently peel of the long edge of the dough and roll up jelly roll fashion. Use a pastry knife to slide and roll the dough if necessary. You can use the lower piece of parchment to continue to form the jelly roll shape so as not to tear the dough. Use the same procedure with the remaining two portions of dough.
As formed, wrap rolls in the parchment, and chill overnight. If time is short, you can freeze the dough for a few hours to rapid chill. Remove parchment paper. Cut into 1/4-inch slices, and place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350(F) degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookie browns slightly around edges. If cookies do not brown, may need to increase oven temperature or increase butter next time made.
Prepare dough and chill overnight. Store baked cookies in airtight containers.
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|Serving Size: 1 (61g)|
|Recipe Makes: 36 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 95 (45%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 10.5g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 5.2g||26 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.1g|
|Cholesterol 43.8mg||13 %|
|Sodium 1792.1mg||62 %|
|Potassium 107.4mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 27.5g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.2g||5 %|
|Sugars, other 26.2g|
|Protein 2.4g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 209
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