These Date Cookies are just incredibly, incredibly delicious. They are such a crowd pleaser and extremely moreish. Easy to throw a batch together with a bit of a healthier vibe going on too. Sneaky baking at it's best.
Date Cookies Recipe
Of course I am the author of my own gluttonous descent and obvs I won't be changing anytime soon so........... here is a most fabulous recipe for Date Cookies with or without Chocolate.
Oh my days these cookies with dates are good, crisp on the outside and chewy in a sticky toffee/figgy kind of way in the middle.
They are, like most delicious things, very moreish. I think I am about ten down so far today......
Without the gluttony they must be almost healthy. One thing I would say is that they are just as nice left plain and not dipped in chocolate.
I think I might even prefer them that way. Also for an adult twist you could use dark chocolate instead of the milk that I have used here.
Either way who knew a date cookie could be such a wondrous thing.
It is such a no nonsense recipe. I use my food processor in a one bowl whizz sensation. It is a large one but a medium bowl size one would suffice too.
You do really require one here if you want to take things easy. I roll them into walnut size balls and then squash them with a fork. Strangely satisfying.
I make about 18 cookies so 9 on each baking tray.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Be sure they have quite a bit of colour from baking on them. It helps with the caramel flavour.
I melted milk chocolate and dipped the cookies in leaving them to set on a wire rack.
I poured the melted chocolate into a small mug for the dipping but found as the level lowered I needed to use a butter knife to help the chocolate along..........Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt.
IF YOU LIKE THIS COOKIE RECIPE THEN YOU MAY LIKE THESE
Date and Chocolate Cookies.
These cookies are absolutely delicious. My complete favourite at the moment. Crisp on the outside and figgily chewy on the inside. They taste like a nostalgic childhood memory. I like them as much without the chocolate as with and that really is a declaration of love.
- 140 grams pitted dates
- 4 tbsps maple syrup
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 280 grams plain flour
- 180 grams caster sugar
- 120 grams butter soft
- 150 grams quality milk chocolate melted
- 1 large egg
Put the dates and maple syrup in a small saucepan and mix to coat the dates. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for a couple of minutes. Let cool for five minutes.
Whizz to a pulp in the food processor. Add all the rest of the ingredients and whizz again until it all starts to come together. It will be like sticky sandy rubble.
Tip into a large bowl and knead for a minute until it starts to really stick together. Cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Roll the dough into walnut size balls and place on a lined flat baking tray. It makes about 18 cookies so I did it in two batches.
Flatten the balls slightly and then further more with a fork. They ended up being about 5 cm across. Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes. Watch them closely so they do not burn.
Place on a wire rack to cool.
Melt your chocolate in a bowl over a simmering gently saucepan of ¼ full water. Don't let the bowl touch the water.
When cool dip the cookies in the melted chocolate and place back on the wire tray to set. I used a small mug but had to use a butter knife when the level got too low in the cup to still come far enough up the sides of the cookie. The chocolate I used seemed very forgiving and it went on a treat.
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I prefer these beauties with a little colour to them. It brings out the maple syrup flavour.
Nutritional information is intended only as a guide and is approximate.
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