Mike’s Coconut Macaroons

Simple, quick No Bake Cookies that will impress your guests without them ever guessing they took you about 10 minutes. Score!

No Bake Coconut Macaroons | Simple, quick No Bake Cookies that will impress your guests without them ever guessing they took you about 10 minutes. Score!



Back with a cookie recipe for you. I did not cook last night as we had leftover pasta from the night before. No way that yummy goodness was going to waste.

I am completely in love with the bolognese sauce we had for dinner. I’m hoping sometime in the next month or so that I can invest in a pasta machine. Would be so lovely to make my own fresh pasta. This was the first time I’ve used fresh instead of dry. The difference is phenomenal. I would think I’ll be using fresh whenever possible now. So I’m watching the sales for a fancy machine of my own.

I never pay full price for kitchen gadgets. I flag them at my fave stores and wait until they have blowout sales. Best way to shop, I tell ya. My theory is you can buy more stuff if you get it all on sale. But that’s our little secret.

So since I didn’t cook I baked a bit. I made the “don’t get cross buns” again but used the newer bread machine so the chips wouldn’t melt. To my dismay my daughter complained and said she liked the ones I first made where the chips did melt. So back to using the older bread machine that heats up the ingredients before mixing.

Now let’s talk cookie recipes. These are cookies I have been making for over 20 years. I actually have no clue where the recipe came from. So I cannot credit anyone for it. I’m sure it’s from a cookbook, perhaps a betty crocker one. It’s a recipe I found in my Mom’s little hand-written recipe book. So it means the world to me.

I love these as I adore anything with coconut in it. These are really amazing, so tasty. They are incredibly easy and fast to make which is always a bonus. Inexpensive too which in times like these is another huge bonus.

Hope you try them out and love them as much as I do. I make so many versions of these it’s crazy. Some batches are just like this one, some use peanut butter, some have added chocolates. I love mixing them up to make them more interesting.

I think of my brother-in-law when I make these. He passed away last march. Losing Mike was such a shock to the entire family. He was married to my husband’s sister, and they have three young kids. I know from losing my Mom when I was a teenage how hard it will be for his kids. Just breaks my heart.

Mike was a big cookie lover. I had made these for Christmas and he must have eaten a dozen of them. He just kept going back for more, and more. Then asking me what I put in them. Apparently he’s had other people make these for him but they were dry. So he was impressed these ones were not.

I have to say Mike was the nicest man you could ever be lucky enough to meet. I loved him so much. He made spending time with the out-laws more enjoyable. He was a such a positive person, so he just cancelled out any negativity that flowed from other people. He had a really talent for that.

So in honour of the best brother-in-law the world here is the recipe he loved so much. I hope you love them as much as he did.

No Bake Coconut Macaroons | Simple, quick No Bake Cookies that will impress your guests without them ever guessing they took you about 10 minutes. Score!

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Mike's Coconut Macaroons
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 to 36 Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 cups oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
Instructions
  1. Mix sugar and cocoa in a large saucepan over low heat, add milk slowly. Stir until sugar dissolves. Takes a few minutes.
  2. Bring to a low boil and add shortening and oats, stirring quickly. Cook for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Add the salt, vanilla and coconut and stir (wooden spoon works well) until mixed well.
  4. Drop into small stacks on a parchment lined cookie sheet or cutting board. Let sit until they cool. Remove and munch away.
Notes
You could use coconut extract too, or in place of.

No Bake Coconut Macaroons | Simple, quick No Bake Cookies that will impress your guests without them ever guessing they took you about 10 minutes. Score!

I personally cannot stop myself from eating what’s left on the wooden spoon while this is still hot. I try not to do that as I cook and bake often. But these ones are impossible to resist. Try them and let me know what you think. I think you will be hooked.

So tonight I may just whip up some pizza. I have lots of leftover toppings from the other day. Survivor is tonight so usually we order pizza. I feel like cooking though so think making my own will be the way to go. We’ll see how I feel later. It can change from moment to moment. I’m not one to make a plan and stick to it. Not my strongest attribute for sure.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Rita'z R-tistic Ramblez says:

    I think you must be evil at heart LOL. They look like pounds on my hips to me ;)

  2. 2

    But SOOOO worth it! lol

  3. 3

    WOW do these look good. Dang girl, I have already gained 5 pounds this month!! I guess a few more cookies won’t hurt right?

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