We are in the holiday spirit here at the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop! This week, J.J. Devine asks:
What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?
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I’ll say it write off. I’m not much of a baker. If any of my family are reading this, they are now rolling on the floor laughing at this understatement. That’s not to say I never bake. I make chocolate chip cookies and banana bread and zucchini muffins. But when I do, it usually means the planets have aligned in a very rare sighting!
The only time I always make treats is at Christmas, and I have two all-time favourites. Today I’m going to share Chocolate Haystacks (otherwise known as Oat Delights). The irony is they are a non-bake cookie—but that’s party why I like them!
2 cups sugar
6 tbsp. cocoa
½ cup butter
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
3 cups minute or quick oats
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Add vanilla and stir.
Remove from heat and add coconut and oats.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Chill.
Make about 4 dozen. I usually double the recipe, as they freeze well.
I hope you've discovered a new to you recipe, and be sure to continue collecting your holiday baking recipes with J.J. Devine! Thanks for stopping by!