Mescouta AKA Moroccan Date Cookies AKA the best thing you will ever eat.

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Moroccan food is delicious. Falafels, Chermoula, Baba Ganouj (not only an amazing roasted aubergine dip, but also the perfect name for my future French bulldog), pomegranates + dates FOR DAYS and the ever refreshing mint tea.

My all-time favourite Moroccan dish is Mescouta. Obviously, because I love cookies and because dates blow my mind (how could something so sweet AND so caramel-y be NATURAL!?) put them together and I am done.

Here for your enjoyment and not-so-guilty pleasure my recipe:

Mescouta AKA Moroccan Date Cookies AKA the best thing you will ever eat

Cooking time: 30 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Makes: 20 cookies


  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C and grease a square cake tin with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter until well-blended. This should take about 2 minutes.
  3. Gradually stir in the flour and baking powder, a little at a time – stirring with a wooden spoon to blend.
  4. Add in the dates, walnuts, almonds and raisins. Mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the greased cake tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
  6. Remove from the oven and, while still warm, cut into rectangular bars.
  7. Dust the icing sugar over the mescouta and enjoy!
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  • Reply a possible fantasy

    these look super delicious! thank you for sharing!
    following you on bloglovin’ and twitter. hope you’ll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy

    January 15, 2015 at 5:03 pm
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