December 8 – Christmas Cookies: Did your family or ancestors make Christmas Cookies? How did you help? Did you have a favorite cookie?
This is one of my all time favorite cookies to make at Christmas time. They are quick and easy and add a different texture to the cookie platter.
Date Nut Balls
(A Recipe from My Grandmother Sarah Lilla Watt Glover Bell)
1 c. dates
1 c. sugar
1 stick of oleo
Combine and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. Stir in 2 ½ cups rice krispies and 1 t. vanilla and nuts. Cool about 8 minutes. Roll in balls then roll in coconut (long).
I wrote the recipe as it was given to me. I smile when I see the ingredient oleo in a recipe. I know that recipe is an old one. Oleo was a term used in the forties and fifties. It was short for oleomargarine; which we now know as margarine. I don’t have a lot of my grandmother’s recipes but this is one I enjoy making at Christmas time.