No-Bake Strawberry Cookies Recipe

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No-Bake Strawberry Cookies Recipe

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These no-bake date and crisp rice cereal cookies are shaped into "strawberries" and topped with a colorful "stem". Serve them when you want to offer something fun and different.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Red colored sugar
  • Green candied cherries or green confectioners' icing

Directions

In a skillet, combine dates, coconut, sugar, butter, egg and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and reaches 160°, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, cereal and walnuts. Cool for 10 minutes. With slightly moistened fingers, shape tablespoonfuls into strawberry shapes; roll in red sugar. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate tops with pieces of green candied cherries or pipe leaves on strawberry tops with green icing. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as No-Bake Strawberry Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p59

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 94 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Red colored sugar
  • Green candied cherries or green confectioners' icing
  1. In a skillet, combine dates, coconut, sugar, butter, egg and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and reaches 160°, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, cereal and walnuts. Cool for 10 minutes. With slightly moistened fingers, shape tablespoonfuls into strawberry shapes; roll in red sugar. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate tops with pieces of green candied cherries or pipe leaves on strawberry tops with green icing. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as No-Bake Strawberry Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p59

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2008

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