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Cherry Date Skillet Cookies


Cherry Date Skillet CookiesCherry date cookies are made in the skillet and topped with snowy coconut coats for a delicious taste. They are ready in just a short time.

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package chopped dates
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


Servings 5
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Melt butter in 10-inch skillet; stir in brown sugar and dates. Remove from heat. Stir in egg; return to heat. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 6 minutes). Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup coconut and all remaining ingredients until moistened. Let stand 10 minutes.

Shape rounded teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls; roll in remaining coconut

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