Sunday, December 22, 2013

My contribution to Virtual Advent

Happy Holidays, Virtual advent:

I give you my Mrs. Gwilliam’s Chocolate Fudge Cookies. Mrs. Gwilliam’s was our neighbor when I was a little girl and my mother got this recipe from her. My mother is now 91 and I now make these no-bakes  only at Christmas. They are very sweet – almost too sweet and full of sugar. They are not something I would normally be attracted to. Once a year, they are fine.

I give you the recipe as my mom wrote it:

Bring to full rolling boil: 2 cups of granulated sugar, ½ cup of milk, ½ cup of butter, 6 tablespoons of cocoa and a pinch of salt. Remove from range (stove); add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 cups of Quick Quaker Oats, 1 cup of shredded coconut and ½ cup of chopped nuts (I use walnuts). Stir thoroughly and drop by teaspoons on wax paper and allow to cool.

Very simple.  I have had other no-bake cookies, but these are my favorite.

Apologies to those in virtual advent. I have pretty much ignored the event I signed up for. We’ve been both sick and precoccupied.


  1. These sound really good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! I can't wait to try these!

    Feel better soon, and merry Christmas!