I got this recipe from our family friend Dellie McQueen. She was a friend to my mother, our babysitter, and family friend. She passed away several years ago. I wrote a blog post in her memory on my Sharing the Faith blog. You can link to the post here:
In mixing bowl place the following:
3 cups quick oatmeal
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup medium fine coconut.
Stir together and set aside.
Place the following three ingredients into medium saucepan.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
Boil together for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Now add the oatmeal mixture. Stir well to mix. Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheet that is lined with waxed paper. Cool completely. Enjoy.