Thursday, 13 September 2012

Sticky Date Cookies

In my family we love anything with the words sticky and date in the title.  We have puddings, cakes, cheesecakes but this is the first recipe I have seen for sticky date cookies!  They just look so moreish! Recipes + recipe.

Ingredients
150g dried dates
180g butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp bi carb soda
1 cup demerara sugar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  • Place dates in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and stand for 5 mins
  • Drain dates and using a blender, blend until smooth
  • Beat butter, sugar and essence in a bowl until creamy
  • Add the egg yolk beat
  • Add the date puree, beat to combine
  • Add the flour, ginger and bi carb soda, and beat until a soft dough forms
  • Place denerara sugar in a bowl and roll tbsp of the dough into a ball and then in the sugar
  • Place on the tray and flatten, allow room to spread
  • Bake for 15 mins or until edges are firm

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