Sticky Date Cookies | Egg-Free Recipe

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside… sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

Everybody loves sticky date pudding, right? That beautiful rich classic dessert topped with a big scoop of ice-cream. Well these Sticky Date Cookies are just as delicious and have the same yummy flavour… but they’re cookies! Yay!

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

These little cookies are so simple to whip up (and even easier to eat!!). You can make them in a Thermomix, on the stovetop or in the microwave. They’re the perfect combination of crunchy, chewy and sweet with delicious caramel and chocolate flavours… and just a really delish little cookie (or dessert!).

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

Ooh and these Sticky Date Cookies are completely egg-free, so they’re perfect if you’re cooking for someone with an egg allergy.

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

And while we’re chatting all things cookies, please check out my collection of the very best cookie and biscuit recipes here. 

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 

Happy cookie baking! xx

Sticky Date Cookies - Conventional Method

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Biscuits, Cookies, Dessert, Snacks, sweets
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (350g) pitted dates chopped
  • 170 g butter
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100 g dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the chopped dates, butter, brown sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan. Heat on low, stirring until the better is melted, the sugar has dissolved and the dates have started to break down (see notes). 
  • Meanwhile, sift the flour with the baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl and create a well in the middle.
  • Add the butter mixture to the flour/spices and stir until well combined. The mixture will be very wet. 
  • Take teaspoons of the mixture and place onto the prepared baking trays, allowing room for spreading. Press down a little with a fork or back of the spoon.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on the tray slightly before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cookies once cooled. Leave to set. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

If you'd prefer you can heat the dates, butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in the microwave on 50% power, 4 minutes or until the mixture has softened (instead of using the stovetop). 

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3.4% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 9%
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Sticky Date Cookies - Thermomix Method

These Sticky Date Cookies are crispy on the outside... sweet and chewy on the inside. The perfect egg-free snack or dessert! Thermomix and conventional recipes included. 
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Biscuits, Cookies, Dessert, Snacks, sweets
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (350g) pitted dates
  • 170 g butter
  • 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100 g dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place the dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 8, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup into the Thermomix bowl and heat for 5 minutes, Reverse, Speed 3, 90 degrees. 
  • Add the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to the bowl and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 5 seconds. 
  • Take teaspoons of the mixture and place onto the prepared baking trays, allowing room for spreading. Press down a little with a fork or back of the spoon.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on the tray slightly before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cookies once cooled. Leave to set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3.4% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 9%
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12 thoughts on “Sticky Date Cookies | Egg-Free Recipe”

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi Lucy, love your recipes! This looks awesome! Can you use dried dates or did you use the fresh ones? Thanks.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Lisa, dried pitted dates are absolutely fine! xxx

  2. Robyn says:

    Could these be made dairy free as well as egg free by using olive oil or coconut oil ?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Robyn, I personally haven’t tried them with coconut or olive oil. If you do decide to try them this way I would definitely suggest coconut oil as olive oil will have a very strong taste which will overpower the cookies. Good luck!!! xx

      1. Kaleigh says:

        I used nuttelex and worked well

        1. Lucy Mathieson says:

          Awesome!

  3. Kristina says:


    Love this recipe. So easy and tasty. Have made these twice already, my husband loves them.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      That’s fantastic! Thank you so much! xx

  4. Helen says:

    Hello. I have just made these and I’m about to put chocolate on them but I’m wondering how long they will store for?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Helen, they will last 4-5 days (or you can freeze them in an airtight container). xx

      1. Helen says:


        These cookies are delicious. I have a fan forced oven and put them in for 190 degrees for 12 minutes but they were a tiny bit overdone (might just be my oven). Next time I will reduce by 1-2 minutes and they should be perfect. I left out the ginger because I didn’t have any, but added a little bit more cinnamon and nutmeg and a tiny shake of allspice to compensate. Will be making these again 🙂

        1. Lucy says:

          Hi Helen, that’s so fantastic to hear! Thank you 🙂

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