No-Bake Oatmeal/Coconut (Wookie) Cookies

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So remember how I made the porg rice balls for at May 4th Star Wars party? I also made these Wookie Cookies. Mostly they were an excuse to use up some of the quick-cooking oats in my pantry (I’ve decided that they’re too gluey to make oatmeal out of), but they turned out really well, especially for a no-bake recipe. They’re extremely sweet (to be expected) but they have a great texture and are kind of addictive.

Unlike what appears to be the “standard” no-bake oatmeal cookie recipe, these do not have peanut butter in them, and they include marshmallows (melted in to give a chewy texture). I’m not sure if I’d prefer the original recipe– I’ll have to try it sometime– but these were good and I particularly liked the addition of coconut to add some dimension to the vaguely chocolate-y flavor of the base cookie. Admittedly, the chocolate chips didn’t really make them look all that much like Wookies, but they were close enough.

No-Bake Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Makes 24

1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1/4 cup cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups quick-cook oatmeal (raw)

1 cup shredded coconut

Chocolate chips for garnish (optional)

1. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, coconut, and cocoa powder, then set aside.

2. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.

3. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, salt, and milk, and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling, boil for exactly two minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and marshmallows, stirring until melted.

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5. Pour mixture over your dry ingredients and stir until completely coated.

6. Scoop mixture onto prepared baking sheets (if desired, add chocolate chips as garnish) and refrigerate until firm.

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