Frying Pan Cookies


Peculiar-looking, flourless frying-pan cookies. For rum-packed flavor try using 2 teaspoons rum extract in place of the vanilla.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
4 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal

  • ½ cup flaked coconut (Optional)

  • cup confectioners' sugar (Optional)


  1. Melt butter or margarine in heavy skillet. Add slightly beaten eggs. Stir in dates, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick and well blended.

  2. Have ready crisp rice cereal and chopped nuts in large bowl. Stir cooked mixture into them until coated.

  3. Chill. Put, by teaspoonful, on cookie sheet. Chill again. When cold, roll in crisp rice crumb and coconut mixture or powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
2g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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