No-bake macaroons made with oats, cocoa and coconut. Quick, easy and delicious.

Jane

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine the shortening, milk and white sugar. Stirring constantly bring mixture to a boil and continue to boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add cocoa, coconut and oatmeal. Stir mixture well.

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  • Drop teaspoon sized drops onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place cookies in the refrigerator to set then into an airtight container to store.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 51.1g 17% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 14.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
These macaroons are amazing! The only change I made was to make the 1/2 cup of shortening into 3/4 cup of margarine. They taste so good my husband can't stay away from them. I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2012
Good but not amazing. Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
These macaroons are amazing! The only change I made was to make the 1/2 cup of shortening into 3/4 cup of margarine. They taste so good my husband can't stay away from them. I will definitely make these again! Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
The first time I made these macaroons they were incredibly dry but had an awesome taste. Making these the second time I followed other reviewers advice and substituted butter for shortening (using 3/4 cup) added 1 cup of coconut and only boiling mixture for 1 minute. These turned ot great! Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
I made a bachelorette's version for the single gal or anyone really with ingredients found more typically in the average kitchen but still needs a quick fix of sugar. I used 3/4 c margaine instead of shortening quick-cooking oatmeal instead of rolled oats nestle hot cocoa mix w/ marshmallows instead of unsweetened cocoa and then subseqeuently reduced sugar (which was just ultra fine not white) to 1 1/4 c. Turned out great! Oh I also ran out of oatmeal so I threw in Cheerios so it wouldn't be so runny and didn't have any coconut so I didn't use any.:o) Moral: The basic recipe is very good and can be innovated to fit your needs/wants. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2006
I used 1 cup of coconut and also added 1 teaspoon of vanilla as this is what my mom did when I was a child. They are so gooey good. All those people saying they won't stay together are boiling for too long! Cut back on boiling time and you will LOVE these. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2003
Overall the recipe I had been looking for. I increased the margarine/butter though as this recipe does make dry cookies. Increasing the butter/margarine make ooey-gooey good cookies! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
Delicious! I used 3/4 cup margarine instead of shortening and 1/2 cup evap. milk instead of milk. This gave them an extra burst of fudge flavour and were a big hit at work! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
I followed others suggestion and used 3/4 cup butter instead of the shortening and they were delicious! I will definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2008
These were great! I read the previous reviews and substituted butter for the shortening. Apparently I did not read enough of the reviews to learn that boiling longer would produce dry cookies - I boiled about 3 minutes and they are a little bit dry. So - BIG POINTER for the next person who makes them - only boil them for 1 minute as previous reviewers have recommended!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2007
I followed others' recommendations in exchanging shortening for butter and adding 1/4 cup and doubling the coconut. I started eating it right out of the pan while it was still warm! Talk about delicious. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2012
Good but not amazing. Read More
(2)
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