Brownie Date Cookies
MAKES 30 PREP 20 minutes + 15 minutes to chill + cooling COOK 15 minutes
TOP TIP Dates are a great natural sweetener. Blend them into smoothies, or sprinkle chopped dates over porridge.
200g dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped,
plus 100g extra
125g dairy-free margarine
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1¼ cups gluten-free plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup dried pitted dates, finely chopped Cocoa powder, to dust
Combine chocolate, margarine and sugar in a saucepan; cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Cool slightly.
Stir egg, flour and baking powder into chocolate mixture until just combined. Stir in dates. Chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan-forced. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place on prepared trays about 3cm apart. Flatten tops slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until just firm to touch. Remove from oven. Cool completely on trays (biscuits will firm). Serve dusted with cocoa powder.