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Saucepan Cookies

August 30, 2011

Two no-bake recipes in a row?  That wasn’t my original plan.  But my favourite fair trade company, Camino, is having a recipe contest for recipes using their Cuisine Camino products.  I submitted three recipes, one for my chocolate lava cake, one for my chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and the third being these saucepan cookies.  I made them earlier this summer, indeed using Camino cocoa powder.

Saucepan Cookies

(makes about 3 dozen)

2 cups white sugar, evaporated cane juice (organic sugar), or Camino golden cane sugar
6 tbsp cocoa powder, preferably Camino
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut, preferably Camino
1 tsp vanilla

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, combine sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter.  Stirring frequently, heat over medium heat until bubbly.  Continue to heat 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment paper and let cool.

These are gluten-free (if you are being really careful about it, buy gluten-free oats), and could easily be veganized if you substitute non-dairy milk and margarine.  This recipe is easily halved, if you don’t have lots of friends or coworkers to share them with,  or they can be frozen.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela permalink
    August 30, 2011 8:16 pm

    Since when are they called “Saucepan cookies?” We call them Haystacks. The photo was making me hungry and I just ate! 😀

    • August 31, 2011 8:36 pm

      When Mum sent the recipe to me, the title said Saucepan Cookies. They don’t look very haystack-like anyway. 😉

  2. September 1, 2011 4:23 am

    These remind me of no-bake cookies too. Looks good!

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