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Strawberry Cookies (No-Bake Date Nut Cookie)

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“I've been making these every Christmas since the 1970s when Winnie Batting, a long-time family friend and my father's babysitter, gave me her recipe.”
READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
35-40 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Add slightly beaten egg, sugar, coconut, dates and salt.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  5. Add cereal and nuts.
  6. Cool slightly.
  7. Butter hands and roll a heaping teaspoon into a ball and then add a point to make it into the shape of a strawberry.
  8. Immediately roll in red sugar and place on waxed paper (kids can help with this step since the faster you roll them in sugar, the better).
  9. When all the cookies are made, add green icing stems (I use decorator tip #349).
  10. When stems are firm to the touch, place in candy papers and store in an airtight container.

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