If you find yourself in the kitchen after dinner on the hunt for something sweet… If you find your afternoon cup of tea lacking a little accompanying treat… If you find yourself just in need of baked goods in a heartbeat, these cookies are for you!
They are ludicrously simple. They’re based on a basic cookie dough we were taught at Le Cordon Bleu. I love the addition of dates as they add some chew and the nuts add great texture. You can really add whatever floats your boat or add nothing at all and keep them a dead simple butter biscuit.
Buttery Date & Walnut Cookies
- 125g butter, softened
- 50g caster sugar
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- about a cup of chopped walnuts
- about a cup of pitted, chopped dates
Preheat oven to 180˚C.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and salt.
Whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and stir gently until combined.
Fold in the nuts and dates.
Form the dough into little balls. Place onto a lined baking tray. Spread them out well spaced and press down lightly on each cookie.
*if your hands are quite warm pop the dough into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill
Bake for about 15 minutes until lightly golden. Don’t even bother allowing them to cool. Tuck in immediately!