A sweet little old neighbor lady of mine, Lyda Gygi, made these cookies for our family decades ago. They were sooo good that I have never forgotten them. This recipe is an amazing Christmas cookie recipe:
Ingredients needed: 1 cup chopped dates, 1 stick butter, 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal, coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
Mix and bring to a boil; turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix well when heated mixture has cooled off a bit but is still warm. Roll mix into “fingers” shapes and then roll the “fingers” in coconut while still warm.
These cookies can be frozen but I don’t expect they will last long enough to need to be frozen for later.