Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins
Quick & simple "cookie" recipe that requires no baking. Mom used to make these often, and I would always steal cookies before they had fully cooled and set (you know what I'm talking about!)
- Heat sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter to boil.
- Boil for 3 minutes only (use a timer).
- Take pot off stove.
- Mix in remaining ingredients.
- Drop by spoonful onto ungreased waxed paper.
- Let cool before eating.
- Makes 4 dozen.
Such a classic Mom recipe! There was only 2 of us eating them so I split the recipe in half, used 3/4 cup sugar and sweetened coconut. I didn't even have wax paper but they are coming off of the non stick pan fine. They are almost half gone! A quick, one-pan recipe with delicious results - thank you. :)
I only used 2 1/2 cups of oats because I ran out...I added a little extra coconut as a substitute. These taste great, but I wasn't crazy about the consistency. Mine were kind of dry and crumbly and the "dough" was hard to work with...kept crumbling apart on me. I'm not sure I'd make this recipe again, but a couple friends at work appreciated them!
I decreased the sugar to 1 cup, added about a tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of margarine. The oatmeal as per the 3 cup directions didn't totally fit to the chocolate mixture so next time I'll only measure out 2 cups. There's no way this recipe makes 4 dozen unless you use a melon scooper. They're not crazy sweet but no guilt eating!