Coconut Chocolate Macaroons
2 c. white sugar
½ c. butter or margarine
½ c. milk
½ tsp. vanilla
3 c. oatmeal
5 - 6 tbsp. cocoa (not FRY’s cocoa - doesn’t turn out for some reason)
1 c. coconut
In large pot, mix sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. On medium heat, let mixture come to a foaming boil, that cannot be stirred down and boil for 1 minute (NO LONGER). Time your 1 minute as soon as you start to see bubbles start to form.
Remove from stove; add oatmeal, cocoa and coconut. Mix completely and drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper (work quickly because mixture will harden in the pan). Let stand, until firm.
Yield: about 45 cookies.
You can press your thumb in middle of each macaroon to make a dent and put a red or green cherry in it. Very decorative for the Christmas holidays.