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A stack of cookies filled with dates and drizzled with chocolate sitting on paper

Sticky Date Cookies

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. 
5 from 13 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

Equipment

  • Microwave, stove-top or Thermomix
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (350g) pitted dates chopped
  • 170 g butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 100 g dark chocolate melted

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • 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.

Thermomix Method

  • 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.

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: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.6mg