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.
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  • Serves: 36 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place coconut in a shallow bowl.
  2. Step 2

    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.
  3. Step 3

    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.