Creole Porcupines

Christmas Cookies

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 3 cups shredded coconut, divided

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, beating well. Stir in pecans, dates, and 1 cup coconut. Cover and chill dough at least 8 hours.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in remaining coconut. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Removed to wire racks to cool.

Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen.


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