It is no secret I love to bake. This weekend I added a new cookie to my repertoire. This recipe I made up myself based on the memory of the taste of my favorite cookies from the Byron Bay Cookie Company. Often I would by one of their Sticky Date and Ginger Cookies from Fundamental Foods. It has been years since I have eaten one and the other day I craved them….so here is my new recipe. What is a great change from chocolate chip cookies! For fun Maya and I rolled out the dough and used star shaped cookie cutters. We enjoyed these tasty little treats Sunday afternoon with Chai tea, the flavors were so complimentary.
Sticky Date & Ginger Cookies
2 sicks of butter (8 oz = 1 cup)
1 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of allspice
2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
1 cup of fresh medjool dates chopped
Pre-heat oven to 400˚F. Cream butter and sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat. Once eggs have combined well add baking soda, flour and allspice. Mix well, add fresh grated ginger and fresh dates finely chopped. Continue to mix until dates are evenly distributed into cookie dough. Roll* small amounts into balls and press flat onto baking tray. Bake at 400˚F for 12-14 minutes.
* You will see I actual rolled out the dough and used cookie cutter to make it more fun for Maya, but normally I would just roll the dough in the palm of my hand and press it onto the tray.