Date & Cranberry Filled Biscuit Pockets

Biscut pockets with a sweet center, for when you want to give yourself a little treat. They have a yummy jam-like filling made with madjool dates, dried cranberries, cinnamon and just a bit chocolate. Dusted with powdered sugar…must I say more? 🙂                                            Date & Cranberry Filled Biscuit PocketsThe date paste is relatively sweet, so I recommend you don’t use a lot of sugar when making the “biscuit dough”. Instead, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top before serving. For the dough, I tried making it both with sunflower oil as well as olive oil. Both options work.                                                               Date & Cranberry Filled Biscuit Pockets

Here’s how you make these date & cranberry filled biscuit pockets:

Date & Cranberry Filled Biscuit Pockets

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Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
25 min

Total Time
40 min

Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
25 min

Total Time
40 min

For the biscuit dough
  1. 250g all purpose flour
  2. 125g vegan margarine or butter
  3. 7g baking powder
  4. 40g sugar
  5. pinch salt
  6. 30 ml sunflower oil ( works with olive oil too )
  7. 1-2 tbsp water ( if crumbly )
For the center
  1. 150g dates
  2. 70g cranberries
  3. 1/2tsp cinnamon
  4. 30g chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C.
  2. In a food processor, process the ingredients for the date mix until well combined. You’ll end up with a sticky dough when ready. Set aside.
  3. Also in a food processor, throw in all the ingredients for the biscuit dough, and knead until you end up with a dough.
  4. With a rolling pin, spread out the dough. Use a glass to cut the dough into circular shapes.
  5. Fill each pieces of dough with some date filling and seal shut.
  6. Stick in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until baked through but not hard.
  7. Set aside to cool. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
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 Enjoy!

4 comments on “Date & Cranberry Filled Biscuit Pockets

  1. I saw these on Instagram and have to make them! One question though, do you recommend soaking the dates/cranberries beforehand? Thanks!

    • Madjool dates are normally pretty juicy, but if you’ve had them for a while you may need to soak them in water for 10 minutes or so. 🙂 Let me know how they turn out! xx

      • Just an update – these cookies are delicious! My kitchen tends to be really warm, so I had to stick the dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes before I could roll it out. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

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