Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In the Kelly household this means all the women spending major time in the kitchen cooking and baking together. This has been a tradition for years. Gearing up for the baking marathon for Christmas. This recipe comes from some of this family baking time. It is a great cookie recipe to make with your kids during the holidays and to share with your family. If you do not need 60 cookies, you can cut the ingredient amounts in half. Make new memories of your own!
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 lb. margarine (2 sticks of margarine)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. vanilla
6 cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1. Put sugar, cocoa, margarine, salt, and milk in a 3 quart sauce pan. Stir with a spoon.
*NOTE: Make sure you cut up the margarine before putting it in the sauce pan.
2. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Stir continuously. Boil for at least 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add vanilla to the chocolate mixture in the sauce pan.
5. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oatmeal and coconut.
6. Add the chocolate mixture to the coconut and oatmeal mixture. Stir well.
7. Place long rows of wax paper on a table.
8. Spoon chocolate oatmeal cookies using tablespoons onto the wax paper.
*NOTE: Keep stirring occasionally while putting cookies on wax paper.
9. Let cool. You can refrigerate the cookies if desired.
Time: about 30 minutes
Serving size: About 66 cookies