Colonial Pincushions

My mom used to make these cookies every Christmas. This year she shared the recipe with me and I made them for the first time!

1 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 egg
8 oz. package sliced dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Combine Rice Krispies and nuts in a large bowl; set aside.
In saucepan, combine sugar, butter, egg, dates, and vanilla. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture bubbles.
Pour mixture into Rice Krispie mixture and stir to combine.

Form into balls and roll in coconut. 
If I have labeled a recipe as GlutenFree or Dairy Free but it appears to have those ingredients in it... that means the recipe is still delicious with substitutes/replacements. Ex: soy milk, lactose-free cheese, Bragg's liquid aminos (for soy sauce), all-purpose gluten free flour (Better Batter is my favorite), etc. Please check your individual ingredients to be sure they are GF or DF, if that is what you need.

updated 10/2014

1 comment:

Amanda P. said...

What do they taste like? Any comparisons?