These are wonderful, quick cookies. It is one of the first things I learned to "cook." You can add more or less oats (3 cups work best for me). I have found that the weather makes a difference on the consistency. It is very important not to boil them for longer than a minute.
This is a family recipe that is made every Christmas. It's a really rich chocolate cookie and I haven't found anyone that doesn't like them and give out the recipe every time. This is the recipe I won with on the m&m's site. ENJOY!!