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No-Bake Fudgy Oat Cookies

 No-Bake Fudgy Oat Cookies
These fuss-free cookies have stood the test of time. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law back in 1949...and my grown daughter asked me to share it with her so she could make them for Christmas!—Elizabeth Hunter, Prosperity, South Carolina
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine oats and coconut; set aside. In a large
  • saucepan, combine milk and butter. Stir in sugar and cocoa. Bring to
  • a boil. Add oat mixture; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto waxed paper. Let
  • stand until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 184 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.