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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.)

Author: wordsfromanneli

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

  1. Yum!! They look delicious!!

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  2. You are tempting this here diabetic……. 🙂
    Good Stuff.
    Cheers !

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  3. 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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  4. I’m going to make these next week. They sound very delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. Yum! I love coconut, but I’d have to leave out the dates. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. How could anything made with walnuts, sugar, and butter not taste wonderfully (even if they have dates in them, which is not one of my foods hahahaha).

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  7. The perfect cookies to bake (especially for a non-baker like I am). Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. I love baking Christmas cookies, but for some reason, I’ve never made these. I know I’ll want moreish when I do!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. 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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