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Crispy Skillet Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


This old recipe for no bake cookies is a real winner. The richness of the melted dates and the crispiness of the cereal are a fabulous contrast.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2-3 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups rice krispies cereal
  • powdered sugar


In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove and add sugar and dates, mixing well until combined. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.

Then add beaten egg, and cook, stirring constantly, until the ingredients are all melted together. You really do need to stir constantly and with some vigor so the egg blends with the sugar mixture and doesn't scramble. Add vanilla and rice krispies; remove from heat. Stir until combined.

Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar and shape into balls. Let cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, then store covered in refrigerator.

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 5 out of 5
Skillet Cookies, Guest Kathy C

Oh my gosh these things are good! I followed the recipe, and while the process is a bit sticky it's quick and easy. Definitely need to keep heat low and stir as fast as you can when adding the egg. I added a couple of teaspons of the mixture to the egg first...stiring rapidly...and then added to the pan. These are rich and sweet. You can't eat more than two or three at a time without risking a sugar coma, but so worth it. This one is a keeper for me.

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