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“Believe it or not, but I have not done any Christmas cookie baking this year, so I share with you a favourite we usually do on our annual family baking day; but did not do it this year – 2020.”

  • 200 g package of plain biscuits like arrowroot or plain tea biscuits
  • 500 g regular pitted dates
  • 225 g butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • unsweetened coconut, to coat

Melt butter, sugar, and vanilla together in a saucepan. Add dates and simmer until entire mixture is soft – it takes a good 20 – 30 minutes, even with constant stirring and mushing. Temper egg into mixture and cook together for another few minutes. Break the biscuits into small pieces (this might involve a hammer or heavy rolling pin) in large bowl.
Add date mixture to biscuits and mix to combine. Allow it to cool (I did about 20 minutes in fridge) and then roll into balls.
Roll each ball in unsweetened coconut to coat.

Posting by: Esme Slabs
Prepared by Corlea and Esme Slabs
Photo: Esme Slabs

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