Nummy sweet chocolaty balls of cookie goodness. Especially good for children and husbands.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, sugar and cocoa. With clean hands, mix in the water, vanilla and butter to form a dough. Wash hands, then roll the dough into balls 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar until thickly coated (or they will become crusty). Chill 20 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

116.2 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; sodium 36.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
to make it a little easier... my grandaughter and I press it in a pan and let it setup a little then cut it into bars....it's great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2007
These weren't very good. It tastes too much like butter and the cocoa powder gives it a somewhat bitter taste. If I ever try making these again I will use half the butter and add some peanut butter but I think I'll just find a different recipe next time. Read More
(15)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
to make it a little easier... my grandaughter and I press it in a pan and let it setup a little then cut it into bars....it's great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
This recipe is sometimes called Eskimo Cookies. But this seems to have less sugar & butter. I made this with my 7th grade Home Ec class. During exam week I had an extra period with one class. I needed something fun yet educational & could be done in a regular classroom. This was a perfect recipe! I changed the yield to 18 so the recipe would use 1 stick of butter (we used margarine). The only change I would make is reducing some of the sugar. Many students liked the recipe as is but since I changed the yield the sugar measurement is a bit wonky (1/2 cup 1 Tbsp). I would take the 1 Tbsp out and see how it works out. For teachers: 90-min block with a lunch period in the middle. I chilled the cookies during the lunch period but there is plenty of time even without. If I had a 45-min period I would (or have the students the previous class) pre-measure the dry ingredients so all they have to do is dump it in a bowl add wet & mix. Then put in freezer for 10-15 min & eat. I used this as an example of something to do when baby sitting children (not too young & always ask the parents). It is a good recipe because it is has some redeeming nutrition (fiber- but we also discuss the high sugar & fat content) has no peanut butter (since many kids have allergies) doesn t need heat (oven or stove) & kids can use hands to mix ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2008
I didn't have powdered sugar... so I used 1 C of granulated sugar in the mix and reduced the cocoa powder by 1 T. Then I rolled in cocoa powder. I was running short on time so I threw them in the freezer to chill. So yum! And even better after they sat in the fridge over night. Thx! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2007
These weren't very good. It tastes too much like butter and the cocoa powder gives it a somewhat bitter taste. If I ever try making these again I will use half the butter and add some peanut butter but I think I'll just find a different recipe next time. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
10/31/2002
Way too buttery! If I make these again I will cut back on the butter and add a little more sugar and cocoa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2006
Satisfied my sweet tooth without having to turn on the oven (which I HATE to do in the summer)! Was looking for a no-boil no-peanut butter recipe that used things I already had on hand and this one fit those criteria perfectly. I wanted to cut fat and sugar so I subbed in light butter and about 1/4 c Equal. The cookies still set up perfectly and taste great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2005
I followed the advice of other members and used a little less sugar and a little more oats. These are easy to make and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
I thought this was a good recipe. I halved the cocoa and added 1 1/2 T. Soy Butter (Peanut Butter alternative). I also didn't add the powdered sugar and I didn't think it was lacking. It was plenty sweet without it. An easy tasty cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2003
great! a cookie even i can't burn!;) a wonderful summer treat. Read More
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