Saturday, July 17, 2010

No Bake Cookies!

Both of these recipes are from my childhood.  They are both yummy.  The first, Haystacks, is from a beloved neighbor, Carole.  It has coconut and no peanut butter.  The second is similar, except with peanut butter.  It cools and solidifies really quickly.  I remember once I made this growning up, and it cooled too much before I got it onto the waxed paper.  My mom encouraged me to scrape it out of the bowl and eat it as a decadent granola in a bowl with milk.  It did, and it was so good!


2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter

Melt butter in a saucepan and mix in other ingredients.  Bring to a full boil.

Sti in:
1 c. coconut
1/2 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. oatmeal

Drop by spoon onto wax paper.

Cocoa and Oatmeal Cookies (no bake)
2 cups sugar (1 brown and 1 granulated)
1/2 cup milk
3 teaspooons cocoa
1 stick butter or margarine

Stir over heat until thoroughly mixed.  Bring to a boil- let boil for 1 1/2 minutes.  Take off heat and add 3/4 cup peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3 cups oatmeal. 

Drop by spoonfuls before they cool onto wax paper. 

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.