We’ve been having a pretty nice summer thus far! Warm days and cool nights mean I’ve been out and about enjoying every last minute. Until this past weekend. So since my plans got skewed, back to baking we go! To be honest, I was going to do a post on how to make your own peanut butter. But with my blender’s high motor, I was left with ground peanuts. And since nothing goes to waste in my house, we now have Peanut Date Cookies! They’re more like a biscuit in English terms, but had I put biscuit in the title, my fellow Americans would probably expect something a bit more fluffy. Anyway, here is what you’ll need:
- 1 cup ground peanuts
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
First, measure out the ground peanuts, flour, and brown sugar, then throw it in your mixing bowl.
Next, chop up the dates and throw them in too!
In a separate smaller bowl, beat the egg then add in the vanilla and olive oil. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix very well. The dough will get stiff, so at this point, you can continue mixing with your hands. If you find your dough is a bit dry, add a bit more olive oil. You’ll want to get the consistency of play dough (sorry, its the only thing I can think of with the same consistency!).
Unfortunately at this point, I was in the baking zone and forgot to take more photos. Also, my hands were covered in the peanut dough. Anyway, just roll out the dough and cut with cookie cutters. If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can just slice up random shapes. Either way you do it, the taste is still delicious! Bake in an oven for 12-15 minutes at 350 F / 180 C.
And there you have it, Peanut & Date Cookies! These were a great way to turn my peanut butter fail into a tasty success! The recipe itself can also be used as a base where you can add whatever extras you’d like, such as raisins, chocolate, walnuts – or all three! And because they are mostly peanut and walnut, they are satisfying without being too sugary making them perfect for a boost after a workout. Or after work. Or because I need a snack. Anyway, we have alot of rain in the forecast, so do yourself a favour and bake these up on the next rainy day. Until then remember your umbrella! Thanks for reading and Happy Eating!