If you’re short on time but want to give handmade gifts for the holidays, this date nut cookie mix in a jar is a snap to make. Can also be turned into a cake mix. Makes 12-14 large cookies and 20-24 small cookies, or a 8 by 8 inch cake
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookies in a jar, date nut cookies
Author: Vegan Richa
For the jar:
1 1/2cupsflourI used all purpose but you can also use a mix of all purpose and whole wheat
1/3teaspoonvanilla bean powder
1/2cup- 3/4 cup chopped nuts and seeds such as pecans. walnuts,cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, or pistachios (I use a mix and love a good amount of pistachios here)
9-10large dates chopped or 12 small dates chopped
For the cookies:
1/3cupsmooth nut butter or sunflower seed butter or tahini
Measure out all your dry ingredients and add them to a jar.
You can layer them if you like or just mix all of it and put it in a jar and gift it.
To make the cookies: you can write these instructions on the gift label.
Transfer the contents of the jar into a bowl and mix well. To another bowl, add the oil, warmed nut butter, maple syrup and applesauce.
Mix the wet ingredients until they are well combined. Then add these to the dry mix and mix well to make the dough. chill the dough for at least 15 minutes.
Then scoop out large scoops of the cookie. I used 3 tablespoon scoop to make large cookies. Scoop it out on to a parchment lined baking tray. Then press it down to make thin flat disks Even out the edges using your hands if needed.
You can top these with some nuts or chocolate if you like. Then bake at 340 degrees Fahrenheit (170 c) for 11-13 minutes or until the edges are set. the center will still be soft.
Take the tray out. Let them cool for another 5 minutes before you take them off the tray and then completely.
The cookies will continue to set and harden as they cool.For crispier cookies, you can bake for 2 minutes longer then cool
To make the mix into a date nut cake, empty the jar ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Then follow instructions from my date nut cake recipe. Use all of the wet ingredients except sugar and make the cake.
I used all-purpose here but you can also use a mix of all-purpose and whole wheat flour
Add any nuts and seeds you enjoy. If you don't love dates, use raisins or dried cranberries instead
to make these Glutenfree : Use 3/4 cup oat flour and 3/4 cup almond flour. Bake at 330 deg F