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Edna Shaffer: Grandma's Kitchen

December 21, 2008

Grandma's Kitchen: Shared holiday recipes


1/2 c. butter, melted

1/2 c. sugar

1 c. chopped dates

1 egg

2&1/2 c. Rice Krispies

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. chopped nut meats

Blend butter, sugar, dates and egg and and cook slowly for 10 minutes.

Add Rice Krispies. Cool this mixture until it can be handled. Shape into ball the size of small walnuts. Roll in flaked coconut and refrigerate in airtight container

with waxed paper or parchment between layers. Makes about two dozen cookies.

Again, my thanks to all who made this so much fun!

Parting Shot: Christmas reminds us once again that miracles happen in the most unexpected places. Oh, that our hearts could be the manger.

Edna Shaffer is a local mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who writes about cooking from the perspective of an older adult. She can be reached via the Record-Eagle at 120 W. Front, Traverse City, Mi 49685; or by sending e-mail to:

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