Grandma’s Crispy Date and Pecan Cookies

Grandma’s Crispy Date and Pecan Cookies Family Christmas tradition. Is it candy or a cookie? Grandma Ziegler says it’s a cookie that tastes better than candy. Enjoy with a cup of coffee. They are yummy. Store in an airtight container; do not store in the refrigerator.


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 36

    YIELD : 36 cookies

  • Place coconut in a shallow bowl.

  • Stir sugar, margarine, and eggs together in a heavy skillet on the stove, with the burner off. Add pecans and dates. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir in rice cereal and vanilla extract. Remove from the heat and quickly roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in coconut to coat and place on waxed paper to cool.

Per Serving: 93 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 53.9mg. These set up fast so have your area ready and all ingredients measured out.