You’ll Love “Yule Logs”

These delicious cookies are supposed to look like logs, but when you have help to make cookies you don’t criticize a little aberration in the shape of the “logs.”

Also, I think it’s encouraging  to others when you hear that, even though the “log” shapes turned out a bit unorthodox, the taste of the cookies is “more-ish” (as my father-in-law used to say, when a food made you want more).

The incredibly easy recipe is below the photo.


The Admiral’s Yule Logs

2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans, or hazelnuts, or….)

shredded coconut

Mix butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, dates, and nuts in the usual way, and in the order listed. Have some shredded coconut in a shallow bowl or plate. Drop a teaspoonful of the dough into the coconut and roll it around to coat the lump of dough. Then, using the coconut to keep it from sticking to your fingers, roll the dough into the shape of a tiny log, about the size of your little finger. When the logs are shaped and coated in coconut, place them on a buttered cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until brown. (325 if oven is too hot.)

32 thoughts on “You’ll Love “Yule Logs”

  1. Dawn

    I remember these delicious morsels. They are right up there with Christmas cakes and trifle. Where are you finding the time these days now that the Captain has a broken leg? Save some:)

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’m not crazy about dates in a date square where they’re boiled into a gooey mush, but in these yule logs, they’re sweet and chewy and delicious. (But if date isn’t your favourite thing, you’d want to find a substitute).

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          No snowstorm now. We had some of that last week and are supposed to get some snow in a couple of days and then switch to rain (I can’t wait). I don’t like being cold. I know, I’m a wimp! Some areas around Vancouver and east and north of it have had more snow and lots of trouble on the roads. Not so bad here on Vancouver Island.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          My dictionary of phrase and fable says: A perverted oath, corrupted from “Nick.” Mrs. Page says – “I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.” (Shakespeare – The Merry Wives of Windsor).
          Our dickensian snow is supposed to arrive later today, about the time the next batch of cookies is one.


  2. reocochran

    Yummy! My youngest daughter buys dates to add to make many things naturally sweetened with added bonus of the food value of dates. Thanks for this scrumptious sounding recipe, Anneli.
    Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season xo ❤ Hugs to you!



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