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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!
Great recipe, but two changes... -add the cocoa while melting the butter, sugar, milk and vanilla -add about 1/4 cup more or less oats if the end result is to lose.
most delicious thing I have put in my mouth, however I had serious problems trying to scoop them and drop them and have them stay together. this MAY be because I am new at it or it might just be a bit dry.
Super easy to make. Delicious, a batch doesn't last long in our house.
My mom used to make these also and serve them cold from the freezer which I prefer. I like the addition of the optional vanilla for which I used an alcohol free type from the health food store. I used butter, canned keshta (thick cream) mixed with water for the milk, carob powder to be caffeine free, old fashioned oats, plus crushed blanched almonds in place of the coconut but I think coconut would be better. As you can see this is a very easily adapted recipe.
I've made these for years and now making them for kids and grandkids. Mine were crumbly and hard to work with but I forgot the butter so I added it after the fact with no problem. I've also used walnuts instead of coconut. This also works great as does letting them dry on parchment paper. No fuss, not mess and recycled! Great suggestion from the cooks about reducing the sugar but don't know about the oatmeal though?
This is a delicious macaroon-type cookie that I remember making as a kid. But looking at how much butter and sugar reminds me why I haven't had them in a long time. I cut the sugar down to 1 cup and cut the butter to about a 1/3 cup. Everything else stayed the same (maybe a tad more oats and coconut). I did use sweetened coconut b/c I had it on hand, but this might have compensated for decreasing the sugar amount. Anyway, my husband (who groaned when he found out there was coconut in it) loved them and asked when I would be making more. Thanks!