Cherry Date Skillet Cookies
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: Land O' Lakes Cookbook

1 c. butter
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
8 oz. pkg. chopped dates
1 egg
1 Tbs. vanilla
3 c. toasted rice cereal
1/2 c. chopped maraschino cherries
2 1/2 c. flaked coconut

In heavy skillet (10") melt butter over med. heat (4-5 min). Stir in sugar
and dates; remove from heat.  Add egg and return to heat.  Continue
cooking, over med. heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils all to
the top.  Boil for 1 min. stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add
remaining ingredients, except coconut.  Stir until all ingredients are
moistened.  Let stand 10 min.  Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1"
balls and roll in coconut.  Yield: 5 doz.

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