Cocoa Haystacks–No bake Cookie {#recipe}

At our house we bake lots of cookies during the holiday season. Between my mom and I we back probably 10 dozen. While most of them are for cookie trays on Christmas Eve, some are for a cookie swap I do with girlfriends of mine. We cook enough to give each about a half dozen cookies. This is one of my favorite cookies to make.

Cocoa Haystacks

Coco Haystacks



  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c cocoa
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3c rolled oats (or 4 c if you don’t want the coconut)
  • 1 c coconut flakes


  • combined first 5 ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan
  • heat till a rolling boil (stirring frequently)
  • once a rolling boil has been reached cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly
  • remove from heat and add vanilla, oats, and coconut
  • drop spoonful onto wax paper
  • let stand for 2-4 hours

makes about 36 cookies

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