Recipe: Oat, Date And Walnut Cookies |

Posted on

8 November 2017


Liz Robb

Recipe: Oat, Date And Walnut Cookies


40g walnuts
120g dates
50g butter
120g golden caster sugar
1 egg
A quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract
50g self raising flour
A pinch of salt
170g fine oats


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, or 160 degrees fan oven.
  • Lightly grease and line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  • Chop the walnuts into small pieces then remove the stones from the dates and chop them small too.
  • Cut the softened butter into small pieces and cream it with the sugar.
  • Whisk the egg and the vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Add it to the butter and sugar and beat until it is well combined.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl, add the salt and gradually add them to the mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  • Tip in the oats, stirring well as you do so.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and dates, making sure that they are mixed in thoroughly.
  • Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture , place it on the tray, and shape it roughly into a small cookie shape with your fingers., Press down lightly with the back of the spoon to flatten it slightly.
  • Repeat, making sure that the cookies are well spaced out, until all the mixture has been used. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before lifting the cookies onto a cooling tray. Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
Cooks Note

Yummy little cookies made from oats, dates and walnuts, so simple to bake. Great for a quick bite with a cup of tea, or pop one into a lunchbox for a treat.

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