Sticky Date & Ginger Cookies

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

2 eggs

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.

14 thoughts on “Sticky Date & Ginger Cookies

  1. Thanks a bunch for the recipe … I will be giving it a go in the next week or so as it starts to get colder and I start to miss the Coast!!

  2. Watched the movie Julie & Julia on my flight home to upstate NY in the States after 3 weeks in Australia & New Z. and have a new appreciation of blogs. Very first task on arriving home was to web-search for a recipe for one of the best cookies (bickies) I have ever eaten- the Sticky Date & Ginger Cookie. Thanks a bunch too! And I’ll be giving it a go as our weather starts to get warmer. I’m going to add some chopped candied ginger also.

  3. This recipe makes a lovely moist cookie (if you use fresh dates over dried dates) that are just delicious! You can also add chopped walnuts which compliment the flavors! Enjoy! I am sure you had a great trip, wonderful Countries!

  4. Does anyone actually have the recipe for the sticky date and ginger cookie from the Byron Bay Cookie Company. It has walnuts in it and is wheat and gluten free. would appreciate if someone could post it. thanks

  5. The Byron Bay Cookie Company make two versions of the Sticky Date and Ginger cookie, one is gluten free, the other is not. Their recipe is drier than mine, so try adding more flour, and less butter if you don’t mind experimenting with dough (like myself!) I am sure you will come up with a close try. I omitted walnuts as my 18 month old slits them out! Let me know how your recipe goes!

  6. Hi,
    Sorry Ihave gotten boring…what is it that used to make my posts interesting to you…and I will try and improve! Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Hi You are very clever. I am trying to bake a basic biscuit similar to Byron Bay’s basic vanilla biscuit and I am having trouble. BB’s cookies are quite dry and very dense. The cookies I have experiemented with tend to spread and are too airy. Can you make a few suggestions.

  8. It is hard to get them just like BBCC..I have not made these for a while either…but you could try just one egg. For example shortbread does not have any eggs and shortbread has that dryness…although the Ginger cookies do not crumble…only one egg might do it. Good luck!

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  10. I’ve recently fallen in love the the Bryon Bay Sticky Date and Ginger cookies and was glad to find your recipe as a head start. I had saved the wrapper and so had the ingredients list. Here is my version of your recipe.
    1¼ cup dates, chopped fine
    1¼ cup dark brown sugar
    ½ cup boiling water
    2 eggs
    225g soft butter
    ½ cup granulated sugar
    2½ cups flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
    2 tablespoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon allspice
    2 cups rolled oats, crushed
    ½ cup glacé ginger (125g package), chopped fine
    ½ cup walnuts, chopped fine
    Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease baking trays.
    Mix dates, brown sugar and water together in separate bowl and set aside. Beat eggs, butter, and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and stir in oats, glacé ginger and nuts. Mix the dry and egg mixture together. Lastly, stir in date mixture.
    Drop tablespoons of dough on baking sheet. Bake 6 minutes, cool on rack. Makes about 7 dozen.
    Thank you for startin me off.

  11. Awesome, thanks for posting your recipe! I will try it out, it looks better than mine! xx

  12. Lovely, simple recipe! 🙂 Thanks for posting!
    I used self raising wholewheat flour and baked them till brown.
    Crisp outside, soft light cake-like inside.
    And now, I’m busy eating them as they come out of the oven.

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