Tennessee Drop Cookies

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Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
approx 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

VARIATIONS:

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

How to Make Tennessee Drop Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About Tennessee Drop Cookies

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