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Christmas Casserole Cookies I

Peggy McCormack

"This is a good way to use up leftover ingredients from Christmas baking. The amounts of dates, nuts and coconut can be varied - just use a total of 3 cups."
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50 m servings 121 cals
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Original recipe yields 25 servings (5 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer. Add 1 cup sugar and beat well. Blend in nuts, dates, vanilla, coconut and almond extract. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 2 quart casserole.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Remove the mixture from the oven while still hot and beat well with a wooden spoon. Cool until the mixture can be handled then form into small balls and roll in the 1/4 cup remaining sugar.

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Terrific Old Fashion Recipie! Ok...first I want to say that the last person who left a review for this said they barely got 3 doz out of it and that it was messy...I am wondering if you maybe c...

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really good! a little time consuming though..but worth it. i wouldn't advise rolling them in sugar though...they are already sweet enough! great recipie

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Terrific Old Fashion Recipie! Ok...first I want to say that the last person who left a review for this said they barely got 3 doz out of it and that it was messy...I am wondering if you maybe c...

Peggy, thank you for posting this recipe. I've been looking for it for years. Folks this is a wonderful holiday cookie. I top mine off with half a candied cherry to make them look festive.

I needed to use up some dates that I bought for a different recipe and didn't make. And gluten free was a bonus. These were perfect. I did stir a couple times while baking, but I don't think ...

I got this recipe more than 30 years ago from a Christmas cookie exchange party in Denver. It has become a tradition in my family to make them at Christmas. My recipe says to take the casserol...

Thank you so much for this recipe. My Mom made these for us when we were little, so they definitely are an old fashioned Christmas cookie. Mom always made them into little logs instead of the ...

I would make these again. They're pretty good for the little effort required. Dough was crusty on the outside and gooey on the inside when it came out of the oven, but it all stirred together ...

I usually don't goof, but I still give this a 5* because it was my fault. Be careful. It calls for 1 1/4 cup sugar, but you are to use only 1 cup in the batter. It made them a tad bit sweet, ...

I made this recipe late last night, expecting to write a negative review today, but when I woke up, I found a note from my husband on the cookie plate - "Best Cookie in the World." I have to adm...

Honestly I expected to hate these due to the coconut but my husband likes it and I had all these odd ingredients left over after cleaning my cupboards out. They turned out really well and we e...