Tennessee Drop Cookies

Gail Welch


I was only 11 years old when my mom got this recipe from a church member of ours in Pasadena, TX. It is very similar to the NO BAKE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES or BOILED OATMEAL COOKIES. However, it has a few different ingredients and directions and can be made into several variations.

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approx 2 1/2 dozen cookies
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


2 c
4 Tbsp
1 stick
1/2 c
2 c
oats, quick cooking (1 minute)
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
pecans, coarsely chopped or any variation below


3/4 c
coconut, flaked or
3/4 c
raisins or
1/2 c
pecans & 1/4 cup coconut (combined) or
3/4 c
any combination of coconut, raisins and pecans or
1/2 c
peanut butter
plain- oatmeal and chocolate-no other additions


1In heavy 2qt-4qt saucepan, mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk well. Bring to a boil. Start timing, once the mixture begins to boil. Boil on medium heat for at least 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
2Remove from heat, add oatmeal, vanilla and your choice of pecans or variation of other ingredients. (coconut, raisins, coconut/pecans, peanut butter or leave plain)
3Stir until well blended and oats all are dark.
4Drop QUICKLY by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper to set.
5Mrs. Bonnie (whose recipe this is) would make 3 separate batches. One with pecans. one with raisins and one with coconut. I started making them with 1/2 pecans and 1/2 coconut. A friend makes them plain- just oatmeal and chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy