Recipe: ‘Butter’ Cookies with a hidden Date

I dont like it when Woolies or Coles have a sale..because I just end up buying everything :( :( :( And having to lug it either all the way home via 99C which isnt half bad or dragging it down Rundle Mall which can get pretty long if you are carrying 3 big bags! Sales also mean I buy in bulk hoping it can last/store for the future but food in my fridge and cupboard doesnt stay long because if it’s there, I’ll finish it. Rahhhh! But anyway both supermarkets have been having pretty awesome sales lately, everything is 1/2 price if not discounted! So I had a swell time on both Saturday and yesterday and a not so swell time on the way home. Hee but I had a very good day today because Megan was just amazing and I came home to brand new baking gloves from my dear Mable :) :) :) Love you 2!


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour/ 2 cups spelt flour and 1/2 cup oats
  • 4 dates, pitted, quartered and rolled into a ball
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set side.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, and salt until combined.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine coconut oil, egg and vanilla extract. Add dry to wet and mix until incorporated.
  4. Separate dough into 2 balls, cover with parchment paper, and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. (which I forgot to do)
  5. Once complete, spoon 2 tbsp of dough in your hand and flatten, then place 1 date ball in the middle and fold the dough over top. Roll the dough in between your hands to make a ball [make sure you can’t see the date!], then press down to make a bit flatter. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and continue with the remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.

Makes 18 cookies

Baking: Cookies, Recipes

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