Rock Biscuits

    25 minutes

    This recipe makes a delicious heavy biscuit with dates and nuts. The perfect thing to serve to guests with afternoon tea or coffee.

    8 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) white sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 1/2 cups (320g) sifted plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon hot water
    • 2 cups dates, pitted and chopped
    • 3 cups chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Dissolve the bicarb soda in the hot water, add it to the egg mixture. Stir in the flour and cinnamon until well blended. Finally, stir in the dates and walnuts so they are evenly distributed.
    3. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking tray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven until golden.

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    This is a wonderful recipe that is totally addicting. My son gave me the recipe and he said it was being passed all around offices on the east and west coast. A good change from chocolate chips.  -  15 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A good, soft cookie. The walnuts and dates make it really different from other holiday cookies.  -  20 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    nice,sweet and soft cookies  -  15 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)