If you’ve followed Tattooed Martha from the beginning then you might remember this post.. and you might remember that my photos made these cookies look less than desirable (fluorescent lighting! Eek!) Since this is a family recipe I thought I should revisit the post to help do it justice on just how delicious these cookies are!
No Bake Cookies will always remind me of spending time with my mom in the kitchen. She would let me help measure out the ingredients and stir everything together… and of course get to devour any leftover batter in the bowl! This recipe was her mother’s and also a favorite that they made and I hope that I get to share this and the bonding time in the kitchen with my own daughter one day.
(makes 18-20 cookies)
3 cups of quick oatmeal
1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups of sugar
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
(1.) In a large bowl stir together oatmeal, shredded coconut, and cocoa powder and set aside. (2.) In a saucepan bring sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract to a rolling boil for 2 minutes. And seriously… keep an eye on it! I’ve made these enough times to learn my lesson on walking away from the stove and coming back to a sticky burned mess from it boiling over. Adjust your heat if you need to! (3.) When sugar mixture is ready, slowly stir into dry ingredients. (4.) Mix together until everything is completely blended in.
Place a heaping spoonful of cookie mixture onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up. Place cookies in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to an hour to set up.
Serve right away or make them the night before and store in an airtight container.