No Bake Cookies have been a long time family recipe and my favorite cookie for as long as I can remember. They are so simple to make and you will see how fast they disappear. If you do not have or like coconut you can easily leave it out and still follow the rest of the directions for a perfect cookie, I have several times since fresh shredded coconut is pretty rare to find in Saudi (Lulus is the only grocer that carries it). You can also allow these to sit in the refrigerator (my mom always does).
2-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup milk
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1-3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a saucepan on high heat add milk and butter. Stir in sugar and cocoa, mix well. Bring to a full boil.
2. Add oats and coconut, cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from head and stir in vanilla.
3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart on waxed paper or nonstick mats. Allow to stand until sit (at least 4 hours).
Yields: 2 dozen