Cherry-Date Skillet Cookies

Cherry-Date Skillet Cookies

Rhonda Nyland

"This has been handed down through three generations in my family. It's an easy no-bake cookie that adds color to a Christmas plate."
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30 m servings 484 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 33.4 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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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. Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and dates to the melted butter; stir until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Remove skillet from heat, add egg, and stir quickly to prevent the egg from cooking.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil, 4 to 6 minutes; cook at a boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Stir rice cereal, chopped coconut, chopped cherries, and vanilla extract with the dates. Let mixture cool until beginning to firm, about 10 minutes.
  5. Shape mixture by rounded teaspoonful into 1-inch balls. Spread flaked coconut into a wide, shallow dish and roll balls in the coconut to coat.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Will harden as it cools. so work quickly to make cookies. Can try to reheat if it cools too quickly, but that can cause problems.


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If you are looking for the cookie that will stand above the rest, this is definitely it! The only thing I did differently was that I used candied cherries and chopped them finely. ONLY because ...

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