Cherry Date Skillet Cookies

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Ingredients:
– 1 Cup sweet cream butter
– 1 Cup brown sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tbsp vanilla
– 3 C toasted rice cereal
– 1 C flaked coconut
– 1/2 C chopped maraschino cherries
– 2 1/2 C. flaked coconut

Directions:
In a heavy 10″ skillet melt butter over medium heat (4 to 5 minutes). Stir in sugar and dates; remove from heat. Add egg; return to heat. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils all over the top (4 to 6 minutes). Boil for 1 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients except 2 1/2 coconut; stir until all ingredients are moistened (1 to 2 minutes). Let stand 10 minutes; shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1″ balls. Roll in remaining coconut.