This month on Fill the Cookie Jar our theme is Grandma’s Cookies so I made these healthy Porcupine Cookies. At least they were healthy when I got through with them. Be sure to scroll beneath the recipe to see what the other baker’s made this month.
This was a tough theme for me because I already have most of my grandmothers’, mother’s and mother-in-law’s cookies already posted here. A few of my favorites:
And then I came across this recipe for my Grandma Ruth’s Porcupine Cookies on a 3×5 card in my mother’s writing. I don’t remember these cookies. Neither did my mother, phew it wasn’t jut me! But I went with them anyway because they were no-bake (yeah! it’s in the 90’s with 100% humidity) and I knew I could make them healthier.
If you eat them immediately they are nice and crispy thanks to the cereal. If you let them sit for awhile though the cereal loses its crunch. They are still good, just different upon standing.
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No Bake Date and Nut Cookies: aka Porcupine Cookies are simple gluten free date and nut balls with rice krispies and coconut.
- 1/2 cup dates chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup honey maple syrup, agave or sugar
- 1/2 cup nuts or seeds chopped
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- In a saucepan combine dates, egg and sweetener. Cook over LOW heat for about 5 minutes until dates soften and mixture is thick and sticky. Let cool.
- Add nuts, cereal and rice. Roll into balls then roll in coconut.
Check out the recipes the other Fill the Cookie Jar Bloggers made:
Molasses Cookies with Whiskey Buttercream by Cookaholic Wife
Cherry Pie Bars by A Day In The Life On The Farm
Hermit Cookies by Palatable Pastime
No Bake Date and Nut Cookies by That Recipe
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings