No-Bake Fudgy Oat Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing


3 dozen

Updated: Feb. 14, 2023
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto waxed paper. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 92 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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