This is a very Christmassy recipe, but it’s good any time of the year.
Simple to make: all the ingredients are in the picture below. No baking powder or baking soda or salt. Just butter, sugar, flour and an egg, vanilla, dates and nuts (you can do without the nuts if you have an allergy). Recipe is at the end of this post.
You can see that I’ve chopped the dates (except for one to show you) and the pecans (you can use walnuts if you prefer them).
Mix the butter and sugar, add an egg and mix again, add the vanilla and then the flour. You’ll get a gooey batter. Add the nuts and dates.
Drop by spoonfuls, a couple at a time, into a bowl with shredded coconut, and to avoid getting batter all over your fingers, take a big pinch of coconut and push the batter off the spoon with it. Then coat the batter over and over in the coconut, pressing lots of coconut into the batter as you shape it into a roll (a yule log).
Place the logs on a greased cookie sheet and bake them at 350 for 15 minutes.
They should be golden brown when they’re done.
Now all you need is a cup of something to go with the logs.
I copied my mother-in-law’s recipe years ago. She used walnuts, but I like pecans too, so sometimes I substitute.
Easy recipe. Enjoy!