1Combine sugar, butter, half and half, and cocoa in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add peanut butter, stirring until melted. Stir in vanilla, oats, coconut, and nuts. Use a cookie scoop and drop cookies onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Cool until firm. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.
Note: Sometimes I freeze these cookies in ziploc bags especially if I make them around Christmas.