Dates Cookies

I bought a new book about cookies. It is a tamil book and there were lots and lots of recipes for cookies. I had a box of dates to be used and so I tried out this recipe which uses dates. The cookies were crispy and crunchy and delicious with dates flavour. I took it to Theni and shared it with FIL and SIL. My niece and nephew also liked these cookies. My daughter was not so keen but PK lied it very much.

Yields 50-60cookies
Wheat Flour-100gm
Maida/ White Flour-200gm
Granulated Sugar-150gm

For Topping:
Poppy Seeds/ Khus Khus-2-3tbs

  1. Powder the sugar in a mixer grinder.
  2. Mix maida and wheat flour in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl cream butter and powdered sugar together.
  4. Add 2tbs of milk and chopped dates and beat until creamy.
  5. Add the flour and mix well.
  6. Add milk if necessary to get a clumpy dough. It should not be smooth and elastic. It has to be crumbly and when you hold the dough in your palm, it must clump together.
  7. Divide into 2 parts.
  8. Roll out each portion into a circle of 1/8” thickness.
  9. Cut into squares with a pastry cutter.
  10. Gently remove it from the counter with the help of a spatula.
  11. Place on a lined baking tray.
  12. Brush the top of cookies with milk and sprinkle poppy seeds on top.
  13. Preheat oven to 160C.
  14. Bake the cookies for 10-12minutes or until golden.
  15. Remove from oven and place the cookies on a wire rack.
  16. They will be soft when hot but will become crispy and crunchy when cooled down.
  17. Serve along with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Cream butter and sugar along with dates and milk.

Add flour and milk if needed to make a clumpy dough.

Roll into a thin rectangle and cut into squares with a pastry cutter.

Arrange on lined tray, brush with milk, sprinkle poppy seeds and bake.

Cool on wire rack.

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