Oaty Orange & Date Cookies

Oaty Orange & Date Cookies

These are cheap, cheerful and really good!

Recipe adapted from Vegan Recipes by Nicola Graimes with thanks

Not too trickyNot too tricky Kid recipe
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  • vegan-desserts


  • 150g/5oz soft dark brown sugar
  • 150g/5oz vegan margarine, eg Pure, Vitalite, Suma, Biona
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 150g/5oz self-raising wholemeal flour OR use fine plain wholemeal and add an extra ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder (plus more if using plain w/m flour, as above)
  • 75g/scant 3oz porridge oats
  • 75g/scant 3 oz chopped dates


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/Gas Mark 4. Use two good non-stick flat baking trays – otherwise, line baking trays with greaseproof paper.

2. Cream the margarine and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the orange rind.

3. Add the flour, baking powder, oats and chopped dates. Mix in thoroughly.

4. Place heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Space them well apart. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden. The top rack may cook faster than the bottom rack so switch them around as necessary. Let the cookies cool then place carefully on a wire rack to cool completely before placing in an air-tight container. (A clean rack from a grill pan will do fine).

Optional extras / notes

  • 40-45 minutes including 15-20 minutes baking time

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