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These have always been my favorite cookies though I know them as 'No Bake Cookies' and usually omit the coconut and peanuts and use a tsp of vanilla extract. A tip for people who find the cookies too crumbly or too gooey it's very important that you only let the wet ingredients boil for one minute (minute starts when it comes to a boil) and wait a bit before adding the dry ingredients. Move the wet ingredients off the burner and let it simmer down until it's no longer bubbling add the ingredients then and you should get well set cookies. If you wait too long they will turn to powder before you can get them into drop cookies!
I've made these for years, we simply call them "no-bakes" and I dont add any nuts or coconut.(peanut butter after the boil instead) Just a note for the boiling process, stir all the while its on the burner, when it come to a hard boil(one you can't stir down) keep stirring and boiling for one minute,( i count it out one-thousand one, one-thousand two, etc.) then get it off the burner right away, then stir in the remaining. avoid scraping the sides of the pan too, as it gets sugar-y consistancy. this should help those who had the 'too runny' or 'too hard' problems. Also stir together the sugar and cocoa before adding the wet ingredients, this allows the cocoa to mix better.
I found with this recipe that I had way to much dry ingredients. When all mixed together I had a nice powder-type cookie dough....I boiled the stovetop ingredients(maybe too long) and perhaps lost too much of the wet ingredients. I doubled the wet ingredients and it worked much better. Pretty crumbly for little kids.
This was a very easy cookie to make. I wanted to have chocolate chips in the cookie with a plain oatmeal haystack so I omitted the cocoa powder nuts and coconut. Once I mixed in the dry ingredients I added semi-chocolate chips. But as you might have imagined the sugar/milk was so warm the chips melted immediately. HAHAH.. but the cookies were great nonetheless. I also tried adding a few drops of coconut flavoring in the 'dough' for a few cookies for those of us who like coconut flavor but hate the texture! Overall great and easy to make cookie that you can experiment with.