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Was pressed for time so instead of making cookies (time consuming to drop onto cookie sheet one by one) I doubled the batch and spread evenly on a 9x13 pan (put parchment paper on pan first) and cooled in fridge. When cooled, I cut into squares and voila, the best! Bite sized heavenly morsels and no fussing making cookies. All the guests loved it. I omitted 1/2 cup of sugar when I doubled the batch as I had only sweetened coconut on hand. Had great results from boiling 2 min as well. Didn't find them too dry or sticky, just right. Would do it this way again as it was a huge time saver.

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Runningfun October 12, 2014

very tasty but not hard enough to stick together to serve as a cookie. Messy! Instructions should say to boil longer than 2 minutes.

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mamabeach December 21, 2011

So good. I made this five days ago. My husband ate almost half of them in a day. I'm making them again right now. I might let the mixture boil a wee bit longer this time. I think I took them off early, because they were much softer than I expected.

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GondolaQueen July 14, 2011

Very tasty and easy to make! We enjoyed these very much. I love the coconut and used old-fashioned rolled oats and that made them nice and chewy. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Lola59 August 23, 2010

Use an ice cream scoop then sharpen into small bowl and place 2 or 3 mini eggs and you have easter birds nests

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Anonymous April 06, 2015

Just like Grandma used to make with me when I went to her house. <br/>I boiled the mixture for 3 minutes, used 2 cups of coconut and 2 cups of oatmeal, double the recipe, voila...<br/>I used a #40 scoop for easy consistent portioning. Before they cool flatten them out and tidy up the edges. <br/>Nice looking cookie for the office cookie exchange. <br/>Easy peasy....start to finish in less than an hour! Yummmm!

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Inez Q. December 17, 2014

the syrup must be boiled to the soft ball stage for a soft chewy cookie or a little longer for a fudge like consistency...we have enjoyed these for decades and call them frying pan cookies.... the butterscotch version is my personal favourite.....omit the cocoa and change the white sugar to brown sugar and make sure to pack it in the measuring cup.....

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devra1957 December 14, 2014

Very nice taste

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Lisa C. December 07, 2014

They were a big hit ... They didn't last 2 days... HaHaHa

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Deb F. November 08, 2014

We're crumbly and wouldn't hold together. If I make them again, I'll keep 1/3 of the oats/coconut mixture separate and add as required.

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Peanut52553 September 24, 2014
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