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No-Bake Fudgy Oat Cookies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


about 3 dozen

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
These fuss-free cookies have stood the test of time. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law back in 1949...and my grown daughter asked me to share it with her so she could make them for Christmas!—Elizabeth Hunter, Prosperity, South Carolina


  • 2-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats and coconut; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine milk and butter. Stir in sugar and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Add oat mixture; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto waxed paper. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 184 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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