Recipe by Dee
"This recipe is very easy to make."
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unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 cups
quick cooking oats
I added 1/2 cup of applesauce instead of the butter, and the cookies turned out just the same.....but a little healthier!!
I've made these for years, we simply call them "no-bakes" and I dont add any nuts or coconut.(peanut butter after the boil instead) Just a note for the boiling process, stir all the while its on the burner, when it come to a hard boil(one you can't stir down) keep stirring and boiling for one minute,( i count it out one-thousand one, one-thousand two, etc.) then get it off the burner right away, then stir in the remaining. avoid scraping the sides of the pan too, as it gets sugar-y consistancy. this should help those who had the 'too runny' or 'too hard' problems. Also stir together the sugar and cocoa before adding the wet ingredients, this allows the cocoa to mix better.
So yummy! We both ate them all up in 2 days. Only thing different that we did was omit the peanuts and put a tablespoon of peanut butter instead. :) I am going to make these again TONIGHT!
These have always been my favorite cookies, though I know them as 'No Bake Cookies' and usually omit the coconut and peanuts and use a tsp of vanilla extract. A tip for people who find the cookies too crumbly, or too gooey, it's very important that you only let the wet ingredients boil for one minute (minute starts when it comes to a boil) and wait a bit before adding the dry ingredients. Move the wet ingredients off the burner and let it simmer down until it's no longer bubbling, add the ingredients then and you should get well set cookies. If you wait too long they will turn to powder before you can get them into drop cookies!
This recipe worked best for me when I made it as directed.
I have made this over and over again and it's perfect everytime.
I found with this recipe that I had way to much dry ingredients. When all mixed together, I had a nice powder-type cookie dough....I boiled the stovetop ingredients(maybe too long) and perhaps lost too much of the wet ingredients. I doubled the wet ingredients and it worked much better.
Pretty crumbly for little kids.
This was a very easy cookie to make. I wanted to have chocolate chips in the cookie with a plain oatmeal haystack, so I omitted the cocoa powder, nuts and coconut. Once I mixed in the dry ingredients, I added semi-chocolate chips. But as you might have imagined, the sugar/milk was so warm, the chips melted immediately. HAHAH.. but the cookies were great nonetheless. I also tried adding a few drops of coconut flavoring in the 'dough' for a few cookies, for those of us who like coconut flavor but hate the texture! Overall great and easy to make cookie that you can experiment with.
These were very good. I did leave out the peanuts, though, because I have never eaten haystacks with peanuts, and didn't know how they would turn out.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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