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Christmas Casserole Cookies

Christmas Casserole Cookies

Christmas Casserole Cookies

Christmas Casserole Cookies
3.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
3.8/5 (7)
Course: Hand-Shaped Cookies, BallsDifficulty: Easy



Very similar to a cake pop. The batter is baked in a pan and then the resulting cake is scooped up and rolled into balls.


  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • 1 cup snipped dates

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • additional granulated sugar for rolling


  • Beat eggs well, then add sugar gradually while beating until fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients and turn into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and stir well with wooden spoon. Cool until easily handled, form into small balls, and roll in additional sugar. Cool throughly.


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I made these cookies and loved them. The trick is not to bake them quite so long. The dough needs to be gooey and not hard. Bake for about 23 minutes. Let the cookie mix cool before you try to form it into balls. Flavor is terrific!
- Nancy
My sister makes these all the time to rave reviews. Everyone loves them!
- Cookie Eater
waste of money time & ingredients
- A Baker
My mother made these for my wedding in 1998. Everyone raved over them, but she/we lost the recipe for several years. I am so glad I found it again on the web. These are so tasty and different. Love them!!
- A Baker
Well first I thought it was a typo - no butter, no flour!! What a wonderful little cookie with a very large taste! Will definitely make again.
- Julia
I lost this recipe and am very happy to have found this site. These cookies are great! My one suggestion is to grease your hands with some butter before shaping into balls. This makes the job that much easier.
- A Baker
The flavor was okay, but I couldn't get it to roll into balls. It just kept coming apart.
- Linda
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