Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Date cookies

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


These are the kind of cookies we serve for guests, or finish them off ourselves. We have them with Arabic coffee , but you can enjoy them with a glass of milk as well :). While I watch the tv, I remove date seeds, eat the date, or make a cake, or these cookies . In this way the task doesn't become really boring.

the date ball
Ingredients (slightly adapted from here) :
1-1 1/2 cup date (depends how much date you want in your cookies)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
200 gram salted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 or 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • Mix the date with Cinnamon powder and set aside
  • Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, one at a time, add vanilla
  • Add flour, mix till combined
  • roll small part of the dough using a rolling pin, add some rolled date, close it and cut, emm I can't explain it, but hope the photos are able to.




  • bake in oven set to 175 degrees Celsius for ten minutes
  • keep in tight container



3 comments:

  1. Jazakallah kair for the recipe! This is exactly what I was looking for. I am planning to make a bunch of different cookies for EID (tomorrow we hope)!! May Allah bless you and your family. I will tell you how they turn out. I do not have caster sugar here inthe USA though (I hope reguler white sugar will work).

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  2. Asalam alaykum dear...
    You can make your own caster sugar by grinding the regular sugar :)...
    Inshallah it turns out great
    Happy eid :)

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  3. OMG THIS IS WHAT MY BEST FRIEND MAKES. SHE HAS TAUGHT IT TO ME ONCE BEFORE AND I COULDNT SEEM TO GET IT. WHEN I MADE YOURS THEY CAME OUT AMAZING THANKS ALOT AND GOD BLESS YOU. JAZAKALLAH KHAIR YA SISTER.

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