loved these cookies as a child. mom always made them with carnation evaporated milk though.
Excellent! I only used 1 1/2 C sugar and it was still very sweet. I boiled it for only 2 min and it turned out great. I love the coconut in it!
this recipe has been a family thing for years. my mom baked it every christmas for the whole family now that she no longer lives close by i hope to be able to accomplish the same happiness from this recipe as she did. if you dont want to sit there waiting for the timer to go at 5 minutes my mom use to use a glass of cold water let a little drop into the glass if it forms a soft ball it is ready
We just love these! The only changes I make are to increase the vanilla to 1tsp, cook at a rolling boil for one full minute and add 1/2c crunchy peanut butter before adding oats. I find that my cookies are less likely to be dry and fall apart when they are cooked for a shorter time. Thanks ! :)
This gets 5 stars in my book, because it's relatively more nutritious than other cookies, as well as being delicious! I cut back on the sugar a bit, using about 1 1/2 cups instead of a full 2 cups. I added the walnuts also, but increased them to 3/4 cup, and toasted them first. YUMMY COOKIES! Thanks for this quick and easy recipe, Shawnee TX!
I whipped up a batch of these tonight. My kids loved them! Thanks for making me a hero for the night! Very yummy!
This is one of our favourites too since a long time now. These are truly delectable and go so well with kids, big and small. I haven't tried it with marshmallows or walnuts. I'll bet this only gets yummier!
These cookies took me right back to my childhood in East Texas. My mother used to make these at Christmas and I had completely forgotten about them until I came across this recipe yesterday. However, I think the proportions are a little off to achieve the proper texture. My suggestion is to follow the recipe as written up until the incorporation of the oats and coconut; leaving out the salt and vanilla. Coat the oats and coconut with the boiled chocolate mixture in a separate large bowl. It will be very crumbly and quite dry. Set aside. In a large pot, heat to boiling an additional 1/2 cup of milk and a pinch of salt. When it froths up, turn off the heat and add in the vanilla. Dump your crumbly, dry coated oat mixture into the hot milk and combine. The mixture will turn from a dark, matte (dull) shade of chocolate brown to a bright and glossy rich chocolate color, and it will be a much looser mixture. Then drop the wet mixture into piles on waxed paper and allow to solidify.
I made a few changes. I used sweetened shredded coconut. I used 1½ cups of sugar and I forgot the vanilla. I boiled the mixture for 1 minute instead of the recommended 5 and they turned out great. I don't know how another reviewer ran out of time when trying to form these. I had plenty of time while they were still soft and I managed to get 40 tablespoon sized cookies from this batch.
Just made these!! Very easy recipe and my daughter enjoyed helping me make them. Couldn't resist having a little taste! It tasted like heaven!