Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Dates cookies

Another dates cookies from Gayathri's space. Now she says that she found this recipe in an Indian cookbook. So I am naming the origin of this recipe as India. But I doubt the same since Indian cuisine generally doesn't involve dates and we also have very less "baked" recipes from Indian cuisine.


Nevertheless this recipe is quite easy and I loved the biscuits. I am actually eating it daily. Gayathri's recipe asks to roll the whole dough and then to cut it into squares. But I did it the old fashioned way. I made a big log of the dough. Rolled it in a cling wrap, refrigerated and then cut it into small round cookies. The other difference is I didn't sprinkle poppy seeds on top. I felt that would not add on to the cookie taste.


Recipe Source: gayathriscookspot
Country: India

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour - 50 gm
Maida/ White Flour - 100 gm
Granulated Sugar - 75 gm
Butter - 75 gm
Milk - 3-5tbs
Dates - 50 gm
Salt  - a pinch


Method:


  • Powder the sugar in a mixer grinder.
  • Mix salt, maida and wheat flour in a bowl.
  • In another bowl cream butter and powdered sugar together.
  • Add 2tbs of milk and chopped dates and beat until creamy.
  • Add the flour and mix well.
  • Add milk if necessary to get a clumpy dough. Just so that the dough comes together. Don't make it very sticky.
  • Make a log of the dough, roll it in a cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough from refrigerator and cut it into thin round discs.
  • Place on a lined baking tray.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Remove from oven and place the cookies on a wire rack.
  • They will be soft when hot but will become crispy and crunchy when cooled down.













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15 comments:

  1. Date Cookies sound so healthy, perfect for mornings with a cup of tea or coffee.

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  2. Ah these cookies look and sound like a perfect snack to indulge daily!..so good that you got a nice one done..

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  3. Delicous looking cookies....dates in cookies sound fabulous!

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  4. Date cookies are so flavorful, right? It is also so healthy and adds a boost of iron in our snack.

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  5. loved the consistent shapes , the recipe also seems nice and simple....good healthy cookies option

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  6. Love these date cookies. A perfect tea time accompaniment.

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  7. I have already baked a cookie with Dates the flavour and smell will be heavenly when baked!! Your version looks so inviting!!

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  8. These cookies look so inviting. Whether it is of Indian origin or not, I am going to bake these soon

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  9. Nice healthy dose of iron in these cookies! Would love to try them someday.

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  10. Never tasted dates in cookies...must have tasted wonderful. I love dates, so surely going to try my hands on these super inviting cookies :)

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  11. Wow, those date cookies look amazing Ruchi. Good pick for the letter D.

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  12. Such a beautiful pick for D, dates cookies looks ultimate and dangerously addictive as well.

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  13. Healthy dates cookies. I am yet to try dates in my cookies. This sounds great.

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  14. The date cookies with perfectly go with a cup of morning coffee. Beautifully baked

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  15. I fm try to try dates in the cookies. They make the cookies a guilt free indulgence.

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