Sunday, February 3, 2008

Starfish Cookies

3.5 oz unsalted butter
3 oz caster sugar
3 oz brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 oz plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 3/4 oz chopped walnuts, lightly roasted
3.5 oz good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
5 oz rolled oats
3/4 oz pitted dates, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 F , line two large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
Cream butter and sugars until pale. Add the egg and vanilla and stir to combine. Sift in flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add milk, then stir in nuts, chocolate, oats and dates.
Form into 12 balls, then, using damp hands, form into 12 starfish shapes. Place on trays and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

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