This is more like a candy then a cookie. Jim’s sister Phyllis gave me this recipe in the 70′s. Phyllis didn’t cook much from scratch but she had some really great goodie recipes.
Melt 1/2 pound margarine, then add 1 pound cut up dates. Beat 2 eggs and add with 1 cup of sugar. Boil all ingredients together for 5 minutes over medium heat stirring constantly. Let cool.
Put mixture in a large bowl. Add 5 cups rice krispies. Mix together. With buttered hands roll into balls and coat the balls with chopped pecans or coconut.