By Shawnee TX on December 13, 2004
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"So good and easy to make! My siblings and I made huge batches of these cookies Sunday afternoons, and they were usually gone by Tuesday! The time for boiling the mixture is listed at 5 minutes, but if you cook it a little less, the cookies are chewier."
Serving Size: 1 (41 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"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!"
"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!"
"the only thing i would add would be some lemon rind with lemon sprinkles and tinkles.<br/>I bumped up my servings size to 1 million so if someone could convert:<br/><br/>20833 1/3 cups milk<br/>41666 2/3 dashes salt<br/><br/>Into more realistic servings like litres for milk and cups for salt that would be greaaaaat"
"loved these cookies as a child. mom always made them with carnation evaporated milk though."
"I have been excited to make these since Christmas. I made these this afternoon and am so disappointed!! They taste amazing but they hardened before I even had a chance to scoop 3 cookies on to my waxed paper.... Does anyone no what I did wrong ?? I only used 1 1/2 cups sugar and I did boil for 5 min.. Maybe I boiled them to long or on the wrong heat setting. Hmmm I'm not sure. Now I'm left with a crumble topping that would be so good with yogurt or ice cream!! So not a complete waist ... I will try this recipe again. They say practice makes perfect ;) We shall see!!!"
"Excellent!!! I was looking for this recipe, but I kept finding recipes with peanut butter. I was so glad to finally find this one, which is the recipe that my mom used to make when we were kids. Very easy to make and no oven--which I needed since my oven is out of commission right now! I needed something to send to school with my son tomorrow for his birthday treat and he is going to LOVE these!! I doubled the recipe and used about 3/4 c Hershey's Dark Cocoa and 1/4 c regular cocoa. I didn't add the coconut, just upped the oats by the same amount. Thanks Shawnee for posting this recipe!"
"Just whipped these up, crazy quick and easy even with the 5 minutes of stirring. I saw a definite difference in the smoothness over that period of time and would not do less. I considered cutting the sugar back as other reviewers did but used the full 2 cups since I was using unsweetened coconut flakes. I also upped the cocoa to almost double and used 3/4 t. of vanilla. I used a #30 scoop generously filled and put them on parchment paper. I got 21 cookies. I think they are fantastic and my husband is going to go nuts! Found the recipe with a Google search and it is a keeper."
"They didn't stay together for me, just crumbled. A bit overly sweet.. But it definitely won't go to waste!"
"Yum! These were simple to make and disappeared quickly. Thanks for sharing. Made for Help a Naked Recipe event."
"I can't say THIS recipe is perfect because I tweaked it quite a bit, but the 'base' is great to use!"
"Great recipe! I've made these cookies for years but never added coconut and it made them even better! Thank you for posting."
"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"
"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! "