Christmas Casserole Cookies I

Christmas Casserole Cookies I

Peggy 1

"This is a good way to use up leftover ingredients from Christmas baking. The amounts of dates, nuts and coconut can be varied - just use a total of 3 cups."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 121 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer. Add 1 cup sugar and beat well. Blend in nuts, dates, vanilla, coconut and almond extract. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 2 quart casserole.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 30 minutes. Remove the mixture from the oven while still hot and beat well with a wooden spoon. Cool until the mixture can be handled then form into small balls and roll in the 1/4 cup remaining sugar.
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Terrific Old Fashion Recipie! Ok...first I want to say that the last person who left a review for this said they barely got 3 doz out of it and that it was messy...I am wondering if you maybe covered it while it was cooking?...leaving it to sticky. Also how big of balls did you make? I made balls the size of large marbles and I got around 6 dozen...also my dough was not messy at all...I had to press it to make it stick together into balls (once pressed they stayed formed very well...not crumbly at all) Anyway...I just made these and they are very good and very christmasy :) I must say though, that when I took the "dough" out of the oven I was suprised at the consistancy. It was a dry "casserole" (looked like dressing) that I wasn't expecting. Better words could be used in the directions to save confusion. (the directions say to beat well with a wooden should say to break up or loosen) I almost discarded it but I took my wooden spoon and "beat" it as best I could. (I just stired and got it all loosened and broken up) As long as you aren't thinking of typical cookie dough you'll be ok. After the mixture cooled I pressed the dough into balls and rolled them in sugar assembly line style. It was very easy but a bit time consuming...they are good though...and very Grandma-ish :) thanks for sharing Peggy!


Peggy, thank you for posting this recipe. I've been looking for it for years. Folks this is a wonderful holiday cookie. I top mine off with half a candied cherry to make them look festive.


I needed to use up some dates that I bought for a different recipe and didn't make. And gluten free was a bonus. These were perfect. I did stir a couple times while baking, but I don't think I needed to. Just at the end would work fine. I followed another reviewers suggestion and left it overnight before working with it. And thank you to the reviewer who formed the mixture into logs using plastic or paper and then cut off pieces to form into balls and roll in the sugar. That made it go super fast and really contained the stickiness. The first person to try them asked for the recipe.