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This has been handed down through three generations in my family. It's an easy no-bake cookie that adds color to a Christmas plate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and dates to the melted butter; stir until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Remove skillet from heat, add egg, and stir quickly to prevent the egg from cooking.

  • Return skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil, 4 to 6 minutes; cook at a boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Stir rice cereal, chopped coconut, chopped cherries, and vanilla extract with the dates. Let mixture cool until beginning to firm, about 10 minutes.

  • Shape mixture by rounded teaspoonful into 1-inch balls. Spread flaked coconut into a wide, shallow dish and roll balls in the coconut to coat.

Cook's Note:

Will harden as it cools. so work quickly to make cookies. Can try to reheat if it cools too quickly, but that can cause problems.

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 47.7g; fat 33.4g; cholesterol 56.2mg; sodium 183.9mg. Full Nutrition
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