My sister and our cousin Sandra always called these yummy no-bake cookies "Frogs". I've always found that an awful image... "eating a frog" that is.
I first made them when I was a young housewife - almost 35 years ago. The recipe came from a home made cookbook made by the Fundy 4-H Sewing and Handicrafts Classes in Hillsburn Nova Scotia. In looking through the acknowledgments in the book, it looks like around the Lawrencetown area in the Annapolis Valley. Last names of many of the leaders of this 4-H group were Longmires, Hamiltons, Hallidays, Potter, Chute, Brown and Kaye. Funny, my sister now lives near there, although she didn't when I first got this book in 1974. I wonder if she knows any of these families now..
I really like this recipe because it makes a perfect 48 macaroons using my small one ounce scoop and the ingredients list is simple. You can make them up in 10 minutes flat. Why not give them a try.
Bring these 3 items to a hard boil for 30 seconds in a medium size saucepan.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
Remove from heat and add the following:
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients well and drop by spoonfuls (or scoopfuls) onto waxed paper. Let set for 20 minutes. Be careful, the mix is hot.
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