Eggless orange and date cookies
Easy eggless orange date cookies with cashew nuts
Baking Time: 12 – 15 minutes
Prep Time: 70 minutes
Makes: 24 cookies
- Butter- 1/2 cup
- Brown sugar – 1/4 cup
- All purpose flour – 175 gms
- Dates,finely chopped- 1/3 cup
- Cashew nuts,finely chopped – 1/2 cup
- Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
- Orange zest- from one orange
- Milk – 2 to 3 tsp( if required)
Preheat oven to 180 Dec and line a baking tray with parchment paper.In a mixing bowl,beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add all purpose flour,dates,cashew nuts,vanilla extract and orange zest.Mix just until combined.Gently knead ,just until the dough smooths out.( add 1 or 2 tsp milk if the dough turns out dry).Cover using a cling wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour or freeze for about 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 1 to 1.5 inch balls .Place them about 2 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet and flatten lightly.Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes or until firm on top and the edges turn golden brown.Allow it to cool slightly before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.Store in a an airtight container.
- You can also use finely chopped almonds instead of cashew nuts.