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Date Macaroons

This recipe from my sister originally made a pie. But I decided to turn it into a cookie with mouthwatering results. They're so easy to make and very tasty.—Jessie Bethune, Trion, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites


  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, cracker crumbs and baking powder. Stir in the coconut, pecans, dates and vanilla. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into coconut mixture.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
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  • Bonnie PPPP
    Jan 5, 2011

    This is a delicious cookie -- slightly crisp on the outside and slightly chewy too. My co-workers LOVED it!! I extended the baking time by about 4 minutes. Next time I plan to substitute some Splenda for part of the cup of sugar. But it is Delicious!