The other day while I was reading some of my favorite blogs, Marc happened to look over at my computer screen. “Wait. Go back,” he said, “I think those are the cookies that my mom used to make every year for Christmas.” I scrolled back up to the picture, and he got pretty excited and started telling me how good they are. So I sent my mother-in-law a quick message asking for the recipe because I – of course – have to make these cookies for Marc, especially since he barely ever requests anything specific and usually lets me make whatever my little heart desires. I couldn’t very well deny him of his Christmas wish.
Oatmeal delights are pretty simple to make. You don’t even have to turn on your oven, and they require very few ingredients. The recipe calls for 3 cups of oats and 1 cup of coconut, but I couldn’t find any shredded coconut here so I substituted another cup of oats. They turned out just fine, but I would definitely opt for the original ingredients if I had the choice. I love coconut and I think it would have added a whole extra dimension of texture to the cookies. But, if you don’t like coconut or don’t have it, feel free to just add more oats like I did.
No Bake Oatmeal Delights
Yield 4 dozen
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter & milk in a saucepan bring to a boil.
- Add vanilla extract and remove from heat.
- Stir in oats and coconut until coated.
- Drop the mixture by the teaspoonful onto wax or parchment paper.
- Chill in the refrigerator until set.
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