Monday, December 12, 2011

Mama Lea's Boiled Cookies


This weekend Michael told me he wanted to make some boiled cookies like his grandmother, Mama Lea used to make...I was like huh?  Boiled cookies?  Then he told me the recipe and I knew what he was talking about...We would call these "no-bake" these days. 

So I just set back and let Michael make his grandmother's cookie recipe...I just took the pictures and waited on samples.


These cookies are so good...chewy and chocolatey...like a cross between a cookie and a piece of candy.  So good we made two batches.

Mama Lea's Boiled Cookies

1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
3 tbs cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup shredded coconut

In a pot melt the butter.  Add the sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk; mix well.  Bring to a full boil and let boil for 1 1/2 minutes (time this).  Remove from the heat.  Quickly stir in the oats, pecans, and coconut.  Quickly drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. They will set as they cool.

19 comments:

  1. Bo, the cookies look wonderful! Love thye addition of cocomut in it! Thank Michael and his grandma for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  2. these are my hubs favorite...but i haven't tried with coconut..that looks like a great addition. we call them splat cookies :)

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  3. I never heard them called boiled cookies. Just by looking at the hand written recipe it has been in the family for a long time. I love family recipes. I love chocolate and chewy cookies.

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  4. I haven't made these in years. But they are so good and they'd be a great Christmas treat.

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  5. That handwritten recipe is a treasure! How awesome that Michael kept his grandmother's recipe. I have never added pecans or coconut to my No Bake cookie recipe, but they sound like yummy additions!

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  6. These no bake cookies no doubt are fudgey and delicious-great for the chocoholic in all of us! Ha-your recipe paper looks like it has a few grease spots from butter on it-they always say that is the mark of a winner-great family recipe!

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  7. Love the handwritten recipe. Michael did an excellent job - the cookies look fantastic!

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  8. With a title like that a person just had to have a look. That's delightful. I don't do sweets, but thankyou for the smile you put on my face.

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  9. My MIL used to make a very similar cookie. They are delicious. The boiled cookie name really through me too :)

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  10. Oh, I LOVE these! I don't think my version has coconut, but I highly approve. And I'm so glad you found those silicone pans...what a score!

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  11. Dear Bo, I just love old recipes. I love finding my mom's old handwritten recipes tucked away. They are so precious to me. I bet these cookies were wonderful and I am glad you made the extra batch. Blessings, Catherine

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  12. What a great recipe. I love recipes that passed down from generation to generation. They are always some of the best recipes.

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  13. Love the photo of the actual recipe! I have a few of those from my grandmother.. even my great grandmother! They are something to be cherished for sure.
    I have to laugh when I read the title.. boiled cookies?? I've made boiled cookies before and never even knew it :)

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  14. Ohhhhh yeah. I have eaten these before. I love throwback wonders like this!

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  15. I was so glad you were "what the heck are BOILED cookies" too, because the title made me do a double take.

    That handwritten recipe is priceless.

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  16. Aw, the no bake cookie! Brings me back...

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  17. You go Michael!!! I was raised calling them boiled cookies too. My friends say its a southern thing. Either way they are the best cookies. :)

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  18. You go Michael!!! I was raised calling them boiled cookies too. My friends say its a southern thing. Either way they are the best. :)

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