• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 30 People
  • Difficulty Normal
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Recipe Description

These Makmur Date Cookies contains a sweet surprise when bitten into. This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

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Recipe Ingredient

  • [cookie dough]
  • 500 g flour
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 100 g butter (melted)
  • [filling]
  • 250g dates (pitted)
  • 10 g crystallised ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2tbsp water
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • additional icing sugar for decoration

Instructions

  1. [To make dough : Sift flour and sugar into a bowl. Slowly mix in the butter till it becomes a crumbly dough. Set aside.
  2. [To make filling] : Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a paste.
  3. [To bake cookies] : Tear a small amount of dough, form a ball and flatten it. Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre then gently enclose the filling in the dough. Make decorative patterns using tart pincers or a putu kacang mould.
  4. Bake in a 170°C pre-heated oven for about 15-20 minutes till lightly brown. Remove from tray then roll the cookies in the additional icing sugar. Leave to cool before keeping them in an airtight container.

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