Saturday, June 6, 2009

Chocolate Coconut Freezer Cookies

A fantastic no bake chocolate delight in my house, and absolutely kid friendly! We love them best in the summer when we can pull these right from the freezer. Some have referred to these cookies as Reindeer poop, and you could make them during the holidays, package them up, and give as a really cheap and easy gift. They are very easy for kids to make, AND eat. Look below for a poem that you can print on card stock and attach to them.

This is my Mom's recipe from when we were kids, so I have no idea what the source was. If you know, please tell me!

1 3/4 cups sugar
5 Tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of quick oats (not instant)
1 3/4 cups fancy flaked coconut

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, margarine, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Stir in oats and coconut until well mixed. Allow to cool slightly so it's easy to handle without burning your fingers. While the mixture is still warm, drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper lined cookie sheets. Put cookie sheets in the freezer until firm. Peel off the waxed paper and store in the freezer in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 dozen.

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call…. 
“Now dash away, dash away, dash away all !” 
I ran to the lawn and in the snowy white drifts, 
those nasty reindeer had left “little gifts” 
I got an old shovel and started to scoop, 
neat little piles of “Reindeer Poop” 
But to throw them away, seemed such a waste, 
so I saved them, thinking-you might like a taste. 
As I finished my task, which took quite awhile, 
Old Santa, passed by and he sheepishly smiled. 
And I heard him exclaim as he was in the sky…
"Well they’re not potty trained, but at least they can fly"

**Note: I'm not sure where the poem originated. Author unknown.**

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