Cookies made on the stovetop. No baking required.
(Warning: do not double recipe! Cook in single batches only!)
1/2 cup butter or margarine or shortening
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
6 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Put butter, milk, and sugar into saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper, or pour into greased 9" square cake pan and cut into squares once cooled.