Friday, December 2, 2011

Gramma Chester's Puffed Rice Cookies (Christmas Baking)

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, unbeaten
3 cups puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup icing sugar

1. In a saucepan, melt butter; add dates, sugar, salt, and eggs. Cook over low hear until mixture begins to cling to spoon, about 10-12 minutes. Add vanilla, remove from heat and cool mixture for 3 minutes.

2. Stir in puffed rice and walnuts.

3. Dust 2 sheets of wax paper with icing sugar. Pour half of mixture onto each sheet of wax paper, dust your fingers with icing sugar and shape mixture into 2 logs and wrap. Place logs into an air tight container and chill in fridge until firm overnight or wrap in foil and freeze until firm.

4. Dust tops of logs with icing sugar then slice into 1/2" thick slices. Serve & enjoy!

Makes 20.


  1. these look absolutely delicious and so easy!

  2. Two batches of cookies and it is only December 3rd - I'm impressed!
    sarah @ two-tarts