Tried and True: Jeannetta Vogelzang's No-bake cookies
Jeannetta Vogelzang of Monticello makes these cookies frequently for her family.
"They are yummy even when she considers them 'a flop,'" daughter-in-law LeAndra says.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
6 tablespoons cocoa (for more moist cookies, use 2 melted 1-ounce chocolate baking bars)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in a medium saucepan; blend in sugar. Stir in milk. Bring to boil; continue for 3 minutes or to 234 degrees (soft boil) on candy thermometer.
Remove from heat. Add oatmeal, coconut, chocolate and vanilla.
Drop on waxed paper and let cool.
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