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Date and Walnut Cookies


date and walnut cookies (2 of 2)

You’re four weeks old and already your hands are tightly wrapped around my heart.

Already I’m wondering how the world ticked on without your little grimaces and your perfect grunts and groans. How did it not know that you were missing? Perhaps it is because you arrived exactly when you needed to.

Your brother and sister adore you every bit as much as I do. It is as though you have always belonged, as though we had been waiting for you. It’s as if each of us needed you for our own reasons.

I’m completely exhausted. Overnight sleep is happening in very short fits and bursts, but you are calm and content and so full of wonder and beauty that I’m currently able to tolerate the sleepless nights in exchange for your heart melting smiles.

I can’t wait to see what the next four weeks bring my precious little one. Be easy on me!

Date and Walnut Cookies 

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F.
  2. Line a large tray with baking paper.
  3. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Use your hands to shape the mixture into a two firm balls. Place one ball on a large piece of baking paper and use a rolling pin to roll the mixture to your desired thickness. Mine are around 5mm.
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut the cookies and place them onto the prepared tray. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and leave the cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Eat and enjoy.

notes – I made 22 cookies. If the mixture isn’t coming together you can add 1 tablespoon of honey or rice malt syrup.

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Robyn B | Modern Day Missus September 21, 2015 - 2:17 pm

Words can’t describe how, as a new mum myself, how happy I am that this little being has entered your world 🙂

Bianca Slade September 27, 2015 - 11:17 am

Thank YOU so much!! How are you and your little one going?

Christina Tassell April 7, 2016 - 10:09 pm

Hi Bianca
Are they meant to be chewy? If I want them crisp how much longer would you cook them?

Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:07 am

They are chewy, I am not sure they would go crisp so I am not much help sorry.

Olivia September 27, 2015 - 8:16 am

Congratulations on your new baby. These look good. Going to try these with my 2 year old.

Bianca Slade September 27, 2015 - 11:25 am

Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy them. x

Olivia September 30, 2015 - 5:07 pm

We did. Well we only got one each. Our daughter ate the rest! Trying the jaffa balls next.

Bianca Slade October 2, 2015 - 9:33 am

Love it!! Thank you. x

Breakfast Muffins ~ Wholefood Simply September 28, 2015 - 3:06 pm

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Cass October 6, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Could this be also a twist on crumble topping? Also could they be refrigerated for bliss balls? !!

Bianca Slade October 12, 2015 - 9:24 am

Yes and yes. Although we like them best baked. x

Jme March 11, 2016 - 12:11 am

Hi Bianca
What other nuts would you recommend to substitute with – my little possum is allergic to walnuts.

Bianca Slade March 17, 2016 - 10:27 am

Most nuts will work, cashews are great. Just go with what you have on hand. I hope they are enjoyed. x

Nomes March 17, 2016 - 9:32 am

Hi Bianca. I don’t always have Medjool dates handy. Is it ok to use dried dates and just add a bit of water to moisten?

Bianca Slade March 17, 2016 - 10:34 am

Yes that will also work. x

Treeno March 17, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Love the chewy texture. Taste divine when cooked. Thanks bianca!

Bianca Slade April 4, 2016 - 1:54 pm

Thank YOU!

Vicki March 21, 2016 - 2:05 pm

I made these today but they looked like little bird seed crackers and yours look like butter cookies what did I do wrong ? I used shredded coconut instead of dedicated and normal dates instead of medjool? Would love to know as these make great biscuits for Great Lent 🙂

Bianca Slade April 4, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Maybe just try using the same dates and coconut as I used???


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