Recipe by Jane
"No-bake macaroons made with oats, cocoa and coconut. Quick, easy and delicious."
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These macaroons are amazing! The only change I made was to make the 1/2 cup of shortening into 3/4 cup of margarine. They taste so good my husband can't stay away from them. I will definitely make these again!
Good, but not amazing.
The first time I made these macaroons,they were incredibly dry but had an awesome taste. Making these the second time, I followed other reviewers advice and substituted butter for shortening (using 3/4 cup), added 1 cup of coconut and only boiling mixture for 1 minute. These turned ot great!
I made a bachelorette's version for the single gal or anyone really with ingredients found more typically in the average kitchen but still needs a quick fix of sugar. I used 3/4 c margaine instead of shortening, quick-cooking oatmeal instead of rolled oats, nestle hot cocoa mix w/ marshmallows instead of unsweetened cocoa, and then subseqeuently reduced sugar (which was just ultra fine, not white) to 1 1/4 c. Turned out great! Oh I also ran out of oatmeal so I threw in Cheerios so it wouldn't be so runny and didn't have any coconut so I didn't use any. :o)
Moral: The basic recipe is very good and can be innovated to fit your needs/wants.
I used 1 cup of coconut and also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla as this is what my mom did when I was a child. They are so gooey good. All those people saying they won't stay together are boiling for too long! Cut back on boiling time and you will LOVE these.
Delicious! I used 3/4 cup margarine instead of shortening and 1/2 cup evap. milk instead of milk. This gave them an extra burst of fudge flavour and were a big hit at work! Thanks.
Overall, the recipe I had been looking for. I increased the margarine/butter though as this recipe does make dry cookies. Increasing the butter/margarine make ooey-gooey good cookies!
I followed others suggestion and used 3/4 cup butter instead of the shortening and they were delicious! I will definitely make these again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Oatmeal Cocoa Macaroons
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 103
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