Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins
This does not sound appetizing at all -- lol. These are no-bake cookies that are just the best. Put a dozen or more in cello bags wrapped with ribbon and these also go in the goodie baskets. They freeze wonderfully and can be eaten frozen as they do not freeze solid! Some even think they are better frozen! I double or triple this recipe when I make it. Makes 36 cookies in a single batch.
- 3 cups oats (quaker oats)
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 1⁄2 ounces flaked coconut
- 1⁄4 lb butter (not margarine)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk (not skim milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, stir together well.
- In a large pot, bring the liquid to a boil.
- Then take off the stove and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Pour the liquid ingredients INTO the DRY ingredients and mix well until everything is wet.
- Use a teaspoon to spoon the cookies onto waxed paper.
- Let them cool and they will harden somewhat--that's it!
10 stars for fun, 4 stars for taste :) Kids are looking forward to delivering these to the neighbors xmas eve...
These are yummy! We have also seen these given as gifts with this poem attached "Christmas is coming and so are the deer, Listen closely and you will hear, And along with them comes a special treat, Reindeer droppings for you to eat!!"
Not only are these tasty, they provide for some real hilarity on Christmas morning. DH's grown son came to visit one Christmas. I was the first one up on Christmas morning and laid a few around the tree and across the living room floor. I hollered for everyone to get up, that Santa had come, I knew because I could see the Reindeer Poop! I have a picture of TJ's face when he saw what he thought was dog poo all over the floor. Then I grabbed one and took a bite. It's PRICELESS!! Dont forget about Snowman Poop! It's Marshmallows!