Coconut Skillet Cookies – A holiday favorite!

date-nut-cookies1This is one of my favorite holiday cookies that my mother made every year. 

2 egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1 stick butter

8 ounces dates, chopped

1 cup pecans, chopped

2 cups Rick Krispies toasted rice cereal

1 teaspoon vanilla

Coconut, toasted

Powdered sugar, optional

In an iron skillet, mix 2 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 stick butter, 8 ounces dates, and 1 cup pecans.  Cook slowly for 10 minutes, remove from heat and add:  2 cups Rice Krispies and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Shape and roll in coconut or powdered sugar.  My mama would toast the coconut.  Yummmmmm!


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