Date and walnut oat cookies

These deliciously sweet date and walnut oat cookies make a beautiful morning or afternoon tea treat and are the perfect recipe for filling tins or lunchboxes!

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 24
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  • 150 gram butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 100 gram white chocolate, melted (optional)


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then mix in the golden syrup.
  • 3
    Add the combined flour, baking soda, oats, dates and walnuts, and mix well.
  • 4
    Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls, and place on the tray, leaving room for the biscuits to spread. Gently flatten with a fork.
  • 5
    Bake for 12-15 minutes until the biscuits are golden.
  • 6
    Cool on a wire rack.
  • 7
    Once cold decorate with a drizzle of melted white chocolate if you like.


  • Use apricots and sunflower/pumpkin seeds if you prefer. - PER SERVE: Energy: 174 kcal, 728kj Protein: 3g Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg Carbohydrate: 20g Fibre: 2g Sodium: 49mg