Frying Pan Cookies Recipe -

Frying Pan Cookies

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"Peculiar looking flourless cookies. For rum-packed flavor try using 2 teaspoons rum extract in place of the vanilla."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Melt butter or margarine in heavy skillet. Add slightly beaten eggs. Stir in dates, sugar, salt and vanilla. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thick and well blended.
  2. Have ready crisp rice cereal and chopped nuts in large bowl. Stir cooked mixture into them until coated.
  3. Chill. Put by teaspoonful on cookie sheet. Chill again. When cold roll in crisp rice crumb and coconut mixture or powdered sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2008

I have made these cookies every christmas for almost 20 years. I roll them in shredded coconut, press a thumbprint in them to hold a slice of red and green candied cherry. They look very beautiful like that on the christmas cookie platter

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 31, 2003

These are pretty good, if you use REAL rum. I tried with the rum extract and the vanilla extract, but they tasted more like imitation flavorings. So I tried the recipe using Bacardi 151 Rum, and they were exceptional!! I reccomend using REAL rum for a truely better tasting cookie!!


14 Ratings

Dec 13, 2006

These are great. I combine the sugar and beaten eggs before adding them to the melted butter so the eggs don't 'fry'. Also, I add the coconut to the mixture with the cereal and roll them in powdered sugar.

Mar 16, 2011

Very easy and very very good. My only problem with these is how sweet they are. (With the butter, sugar, and eggs they taste quite a bit like butter tarts, and they're that sweet, too.)

Dec 31, 2006

I remember making these as a child! I've looked for this recipe and could not find it, thank you! These are delicious

Jun 11, 2011

We wound up nicknaming these Crisp Rice Treats for Grown-Ups because of the wonderful rum flavor (used Captain Morgan) along with the texture we remember from childhood crisp rice treats. Delicious and a pretty big hit with our cookie share who liked the unusual treat. (didn't use the coconut)

Dec 20, 2010

Great recipe - add a little more rice cereal(1/2 cup) added cut up cherries and used orange flavoring for a change from vanilla.

Sep 14, 2009

Very good! I added 1/2 cup more walnuts in bigger pieces. I also added 2 tsp. vanilla and rum. Very good flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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