Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Don't let the dates turn you off from this recipe; you can't even tell that they are the main ingredient. My grandma made these cookies every year for the Christmas holidays, and I always looked forward to them more than her sugar cookies.
- 1 1⁄2 cups dates
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups coconut
- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- Mix dates, brown sugar, egg, chopped walnuts, and butter in a cold frying pan.
- Turn element on and cook slowly for 10 minutes.
- Add Rice Krispies and 1 cup of the coconut.
- Shape into balls.
- Roll balls in coconut.
- Store in an air tight container.
I love these cookies! We have made these at our house for over 40 years. What a wonderful recipe.
This is a Christmas tradition at our house. I occasionally give these as gifts and get calls for the receipe.