4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



Quick chocolate-oatmeal drops. A classic!


  • 1/2 cup cocoa

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats


  • Line two baking sheets with waxed paper. In a large saucepan, stir together cocoa, sugar, milk and butter. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. (Note: boiling time is CRUCIAL… too long and they will turn out dry and crumbly. Not long enough, and they won’t set up at all.) Stir in vanilla extract, coconut and oats. Combine well. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Keep refrigerated.


  • Photo by Alibree under Creative Commons license.


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Two things: 1. Use old-fashioned oats, not quick-cooking oats. They're larger and will absorb more liquid. Will also give the cookies more volume. 2. Boil for *6* minutes. Start the timer right when it begins to boil.
- Patrick

my hubbys mom made these for Christmas every year. she is now 100yrs old.
- darlene geldart

My mom use to make these we called them kaka cookies...well because they looked like... you know. Lol.
- A Baker

Great cookie
- A Baker

Great cookie love them alot
- A Baker

Just like my grandma used to make! Thanks!
- Crystal

We make these every year. One year our oven broke right before Christmas so we made these(because kids need cookies at Christmas), I thought a great name for the season would be reindeer poop and my kids loved. These cookies will always be reindeer poop to us and every year my kids still ask for them.
- A Baker

I make these every year by request. Never had an issue with them. If they don't set up right then it wasnt boiled long enough. This recipe has to be exactly as stated.
- Lorelei
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