3-Minute No-Bake Cookies

Made many, many times. An easy staple when Adrian's tea is too wet, for the 2018 Christmas cookie plate with all our Panamanian friends or when Stephan, Rosa and Zinnia stop by for coffee in Panama!

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  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine or butter

  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk

  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa

  • 3 cups quick oats 

  • optional - 1/2 cup sweet shredded coconut


Cooking Instructions

In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue boiling 3 minutes (no less), stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in oats and coconut if using. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Makes about 3 dozen. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.​ Easily frozen.