Christmas Casserole Cookies

"The batter for these specialty cookies is baked and then formed into balls. When my son-in-law and grandson are coming for a visit, I'm always sure to have these cookies on hand."
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50 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until lemon-colored. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in extracts. Stir in the dates, coconut and walnuts. Pour into an ungreased deep 2-qt. baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven; stir with a wooden spoon (batter will appear moist and sticky). Place baking dish on a wire rack. When cool enough to handle, roll batter into 1-in. balls. Roll in sugar; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.


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I personally did not care for these at all. The only reason I gave them two stars is because my husband liked them (but he will eat anything) I feel as though I wasted a lot of expensive ingred...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! My Grandma used to make these every year for Christmas. I loved them so much and have been searching for the recipe for literally 10 years! These were...

More candy than cookie, it's still a great recipe! It is quite sticky to handle, but the balls stay moist, and mellow with aging. Very similar to sweetmeats or sugarplums, so my next batch will...

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