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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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