It's a date.

Oh finally. Finally, another post! I'm sorry my loyal friends but I finally got myself together to do a post and it's on a subject near and dear to me - cookies. I have, on many occasions, rambled on to friends that I have not been able to find a delicious cookie here in Australia (sorry Aussies!). Cookies, often called biscuits here, are simply not cookies. Biscuits are awfully hard and crunchy. While I too enjoy a good crunchy biscuit now and then, it's the lovely softness of a cookie which brings a smile to my face. To me, the quintessential cookie is one that is soft and chewy and perhaps a bit crumbly too.
These cookies are the real deal. A simple recipe made with dates and plenty of peanut butter (au naturel of course) - these wrinkly little balls of goodness are great to have with your next cup of tea. Not too sweet, but just a touch of sweetness added by the dates, and full of nutty flavour, these cookies are a winner. Not perfect looking but pretty darn good.

peanut butter and date cookies
makes about 12-16 cookies

2/3 cup peanut butter (use organic/natural, no additives)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup brown sugar 
1 tbsp honey 
2 whole eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup organic plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
10-15 dates, pits removed and chopped roughly

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
2. In large bowl mix peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, eggs and vanilla.
3. Add dry ingredients - flour and baking powder and mix. At this point the batter might look a little strange and crumbly but just mix until combined.
4. Add in date pieces and mix a touch further.
5. Scoop out on lined baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until just cooked through.
6. Take out to cool and enjoy.
**note these are not very sweet cookies so if you like them sweet, eat with some fruity jam!


  1. These cookies look scrumptious! Love peanut butter and the addition of the dates sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Happy Valley Chow

  2. So nice to see your back in action! We both love dates and these cookies seriously sounds promising.

  3. Your cookies sound really good.... dates are a favourite of mine.