I make these cookies whenever my oven is overworked. You can substitute in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts if you take out the same amount of oats. I now use oatmeal blend porridge cereal that has flax and oat and wheat germ in it. I also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt because my recipe calls for it. I love this cookie, my grandson didn't believe it would be a cookie at all without going into the oven. Fantastic. Thanks for having it here, saves me typing it out! :) NOTE: My recipe only calls for 2 cups oatmeal and 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup chopped nuts. So the dry mixture is slightly smaller than this recipe. The cookie is never dry.
Chewy and fudgy. I'm from Saskatchewan and these cookies are pretty common here, I can't imagine anyone not knowing them. I like them chewy, "shiny".. I have had many batches come out drier than I like and crumbly. The poster who said that cooking time is everything was bang on. I started timing just when it came to a rolling boil, dumped in my dry ingredients at 3 minutes and removed from heat right away. I also cut sugar to 1.5c and added about half cup of peanut butter. Perfect! Thank you!
Very good, came out perfectly and tasted just like mom's...will also try this with peanut butter which was another version my mom made.
Yeah, I finally found the version of this recipe that my mom used, I kept finding one with chinese noodles in it, not rolled oats! My diet just may suffer now that I've found this recipe: )
These cookies are a family tradition growing up in my home. A family with 6 kids, often we'd have to make a triple batch and it would be gone in minutes. I too am from Alberta Canada and know this recipe is known in every household that I know of. I know this recipe by heart. A note to the person who had that dry batch, COOKING TIME IS EVERYTHING!!! It was cooked either too long or at too high of temp. I've done that, and also had it come out soupy... My method is 5 mins at rolling boil at medium heat.
just like my mom's
Followed the recipe right to a T, and when it came to dropping by tblspn. onto waxed paper it was dry and the cookies did not stick together. Ended up with chocolate covered, dry oatmeal. Had to throw it out. I did not add coconut don't know if that would of made a difference.
Thank you, Tammy. I was being backed into a corner as my 6 year old daughter wanted some unbaked cookies and I have not found my mennonite treasury cookbook for a few years. I moved to New Jersey to be with my husband and did'nt get to move all my stuff. Now I am back in Canada but still have not found it. Maybe I will have to buy a new Mennonite Treasury for keepsake. The Cookies were awesome, even my husband comment on how good they were. Easy snack to make and what a treat. I am a mennonite in La Crete, Alberta, Would love to find out how we are related lol
gotta love these cookies
WOW! These cookies are fabulous. As a rule I must work slower than most, because my prep time usually takes longer than indicated in the recipe. But not in this case. 20 minutes from start to finish. And living in southern Nevada where our summer temperatures are generally triple digits, not having to heat up the kitchen with the owen is always appreciated. Will surely make these frequently. Thanks for a real keeper, SV Tammi