Date and Walnut Sugar Cookies

    35 minutes

    I had some dates leftover from a Sticky Date Pudding I made recently and thought they'd be great in a cookie...I was right!


    Queensland, Australia
    4 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3/4 cup self raising flour
    • 2/3 cup plain flour
    • 2 tablespoon thickened cream
    • 2/3 cup pitted dried dates, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
    • raw sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:3min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Line baking trays with non stick baking paper and preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. Use electric beaters to beat the sugar, vanilla and butter together until just combined.
    3. Sift the two flours together into a bowl. Add half of the flour into the butter mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.
    4. Add cream, mix then add the rest of the flour, dates and walnuts.
    5. Mix to a soft dough with your hands adding a dash of milk if it seems too dry.
    6. Roll teaspoonsful of dough into little balls and roll them in raw sugar to coat. Place them on the trays and lightly pat down with the heel of your hand or a flat bottomed glass.
    7. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes: this helps them to keep their shape without spreading too much in the oven.
    8. Bake 12-15 minutes checking underneath with a spatula to ensure they are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Whoa! I'm going to make these extra small and make the butterscotch sauce that goes with sticky date pudding and serve it up as a dipping sauce!!!! Divine!!  -  07 Sep 2009