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No-Bake Coconut Cookies

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Recipe Created By: Karen Farr


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2 cups sugar
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup margarine
3 cups quick-cooking oats
6 Tbsp baking cocoa
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt


Put sugar, milk, margarine, cocoa and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in oats, coconut and vanilla.

Working quickly, drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Let stand until set, about 1 hour.

Makes about 3 dozen. Yum!



You can replace the sugar with 3/4 cup Spenda-sugar blend to avoid refined sugar.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.

Coconut: Although classified by the FDA as a tree nut, coconut is not a common allergen and is not related to tree nuts. If you have a tree nut allergy, consult your physician to find out if you need to avoid coconut.

Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.

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