I have several chocolate recipe books and one of it is The Australian Women’s Weekly Sweet and Simple Chocolate recipe book. It has quite a few great recipes that are really sweet and simple. One of it is the Fruit and Nut Choc Chip Cookie Recipe. I tried it out and it was absolutely great! The best thing about it is that it doesn’t need that much sugar too.
It contains dates, almonds, rolled oats and chocolate chips, that’s why it doesn’t need that much sugar.
The actual recipe used chopped pecans and since I don’t have that, I substituted with almonds. All you really need to do is to beat the butter, sugar and egg together and then stir in the rolled oats, seeded dates, almonds and choc chips.
Then scoop spoonfuls of the batter onto the baking tray and bake. You will get these…
Here is the recipe:
Fruit and Nut Choc Chip Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cup self-raising flour (or use plain flour and add 1 tsp baking powder)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped seeded dates
1/2 cup chopped, toasted almonds (or pecans)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Beat butter, sugar and egg until smooth.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Roll batter into small balls and place on greased baking sheet. Flatten it slightly with a floured fork.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes.
5. Stand for 5 mins before placing on wire rack to cool.
The cookies contain very little sugar compared to other cookie recipes BUT it is still quite sweet because of the dates and the chocolate chips. The rolled oats definitely added some texture to it and the toasted nuts gave it the extra crunch.