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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 2-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 184 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • tattooedsuess
    Nov 4, 2012

    These cookies were just ok for me. They were not as good as the recipe for no bakes that uses peanut butter. I will not be using this recipe again.

  • arayfiedler
    Aug 20, 2012

    Too much sugar-- Sorry but I cant bite into these without feeling like my teeth will disintegrate!

  • wild_violet1964
    Aug 14, 2012

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  • kshea
    May 19, 2012

    Everyone loved these. I put a little kosher salt on some after I put them on the waxedpaper (before they firmed up) and on someI added chopped walnuts. Will make again!

  • rudylenak
    Mar 23, 2012

    these are great

  • Cricket115
    Jan 29, 2012

    Thank you for Posting this recipe. I loved it as a kid, I made it for my inlaws and they invited me back, to make it again

  • eebertrand
    Jan 20, 2011

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  • Nancy Campbell
    Jul 9, 2008

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