Friday, 12 February 2016

Orange, Date and Ginger Oat Cookies with Cashew Butter #Valentinesdaytreat #Bakedyummycookies #Valentinesdaygiftidea #jcookingodyssey




These so easy to prepare plump and chubby oaty cookies with zesty Orange, Date and Ginger Cookies made with Cashew Butter are a delicious and yummy treat for a lazy Sunday afternoon tea.



Oh, Sunday just reminded me of Valentines Day, this year 14th Fabruary falls on Sunday..Have a great day guys !




Just a few days ago, on 'STAR PLUS' one of the Asian channel, we saw that on Sunday 14th of February, they are showing movie 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'. My husband was little surprised that's so quick !!! I said 'maybe because of Valetines day, and while we were talking about this movie, I told him that past few days I have been seeing millions of Valentines recipe in the Bloggywood too.

He said to me best thing about Valentine's Day is the fact that you use your 'Velan'in cooking up some  Garma Garam Chapattis everyday, so for him it's 'Velan-time' everyday :p 

In Gujrati word 'Velan' means 'Rolling Pin' used for rolling chapattis !

Lol, when you have almost reached your silver wedding anniversary it's seems to me that rather than flowers and chocolates, soft and fluffy Phulka Rotis are enough to be content with :) !



These awesome, flavourful and extra special cookies absolutely perfect for occasions like Valentine's Day to devour with your loved ones and make the day extra special. If you haven't planned anything yet, I would urge you to bake one batch right now and don't miss the opportunity for this praiseworthy treat ! 




I love to use Nut butter in my cookies, Hazelnut Butter, Buckwheat and Honey Cookies were phenomenal.  I have used bold and spicy flavours in baking by adding fresh grated ginger, it's not overpowering and adds an amazing flavour to the cookies, and paired with orange zest, the greatest combination ever you will have in cookies. While cashew butter lends beautiful crunch and nuttiness , the freshly citrusy zest adds so much brightness to the warmly spiced dough, the juicy dates provides earthiness and all these perfectly balanced ingredients gives these cookies that extra oomph, that makes them expectational.  


    

If you are having seriously major sugar cravings then these richly cookies are just the thing !!

You will need :- Yields  36 cookies

  • 150 g cashew butter at room temperature - Recipe here
  • 50g softened butter ( If you are vegan use flavourless oil or total amount of cashew butter )
  • 215 g rolled porridge oats
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 300 g chopped madjool dates 
  • 75 g fresh grated ginger
  • Finely grated zest of 3 oranges
  • 150 g light brown muscavado sugar 
  • 4 tsp. baking powder 
  • 2-3 tbsp. almond, pistachio or cashews to sprinkle 
  • 1 tbsp. icing sugar to sprinkle ( Optional )
Method :-
Pre heat the oven to gas mark 6 or 200C.
Line large two baking sheets with baking parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl put both butter, sugar , ginger and orange zest, beat well with wooden spoon until well combined.
Add dates, baking powder , oats and flour, mix well using your hands and bring together to make a firm and slightly sticky dough.
Divide the cookie dough into 36 equal balls and slightly flatten and place  on the lined baking sheets.
Sprinkle almond, pistachio and cashew and press gently.
Bake about 12-15 minutes until risen and pale golden.
The cookies will be slightly soft, not to worry they will firm up on cooling.
Leave on the baking sheet for couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Serve with coffee or Masala tea.
Enjoy !









































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