Chocolate Date Cookies
|All purpose flour||3 Tablespoon|
|Superfine sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Dates||1⁄2 Pound, pitted|
|Walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Bitter chocolate||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely grated|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Demerara sugar/Light brown cane sugar||3 Tablespoon|
1 Preheat the oven to 320°F.
2 Grease a shallow cookie tray or jelly roll pan about 9 in wide with butter and dust with flour, tipping out excess.
3 In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour with the sugar and baking powder.
4 In another bowl, beat the eggs briefly with a whisk.
5 Chop the dates and walnuts together coarsely and mix with the eggs.
6 Stir in the grated chocolate.
7 Mix the eggs, dates, and nuts with the flour and sugar briefly but thoroughly.
8 Spread the mixture out in the prepared cookie tray.
9 Level with a spatula.
10 In a bowl, mix the cinnamon with the brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the surface.
11 Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown.
12 Take out of the oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
13 Turn out onto a pastry board or chopping board.
14 Using a large, strong knife, cut into bars measuring about 4 x l inch.
15 Serve as a snack with tea or coffee.