OK.... This does not sound appitizing at all.. lol but there is a story to it. These are no bake cookies that are just the best. I literally make close to 1,000 of these around the holidays and put a dozen or more in cello bags wrapped with ribbon and these also go in the goodie baskets.
These are a favourite with everyone and so simple to make. They freeze wonderfully and can be eaten frozen as they do not freeze solid! Some even think they are better frozen! I double or triple this recipe when I make it. This recipe makes approx. 36 cookies in a single batch.
Now, for the name... lol I don't know what else to call these. Years and years ago, my nephew who is now 32, took a look at them one x-mas and announced they looked like 'reindeer turds'.... the name stuck... lol For the past almost 30 years people just ask me for them by that name.
put in a very large bowl
3 cups of oats (quaker oats)
6 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 & 1/2 ounces of shredded coconut
Stir these together well
1/4 lb of butter (not margerine)
2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup of milk (not skim milk)
- In a large pot, bring the liquid to a boil. Then take off the stove and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- Pour the liquid ingredients INTO the DRY ingredients and mix well until everything is wet.
Use a teaspoon to spoon the cookies onto waxed paper.
- let them cool and they will harden somewhat... that's it! Enjoy!
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