Grandma's Date Balls (X'mas Cookies)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Wildflour

These are by far my favorite "cookie". Rich, chewy, and will ALWAYS remind me of her.

Top Review by La Dilettante

I just recommended these on a forum asking for ideal edible gifts for the holidays. I use an almost identical recipe, but have not added cherries before---nice idea for color! And the other reviewer is right---even "date haters" love these!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy-bottomed,lg.
  2. saucepan or pot,melt butter.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and dates.
  4. Cook til sugar is melted.
  5. Remove from heat and QUICKLY stir in egg well.
  6. Return to med.
  7. heat, stirring constantly, til boiling.
  8. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in rest of ingredients, and let cool off til easily handled.
  10. Roll into balls, about 1" or so, roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  11. Store airtight.
  12. (Can chill if desired, but serve room temp.).

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