Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sticky Date Cookies recipe from mum

Gather ingredients while little one gets bored, double if you are a sweet tooth family of five like us, or else they will go too quickly.

1tbspn water
3/4 cup chopped dates
150 gm butter
2 tbls golden syrup
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 1/4 cups traditional rolled oats
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

 Chop dates
 Taste dates

 Measure water and golden syrup 
 add to pot with butter and dates, bring to simmer
 add bicarb and watch the froth and bubble
 add oats, sugar and flour once mixture is cooled
 taste for quality 
 Roll into 1tbspn balls

 Place on tray lined with baking paper, 5 cm apart. Flatten to 1 cm thickness with fork.  Bake 18-20 mins at 160 C until golden. Cool on tray for 5 mins, then cool on rack.

 Ready just in time for hungry tummies returning home from school.

A bit like an Anzac Biscuit, only moister, with dates.
Thanks mum, delicious and very kid friendly recipe.


  1. Oh yummy, thank you for posting these...they're are now on the "Bake To Do List" now.

  2. Oh my goodness...have to try these! Those faces look happy! Thanks for posting recipe.

  3. I love it that your daughter was the cook and I was looking for something to add to the biscuit rep·er·toire of 1 ( only anzac biscuits ever cooked around here!)
    Cheers, will let you know how I go.


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