Monday, January 4, 2010

Haystacks (Sometimes called Cowpies)

Haystack cookies or candy is a very prevalent recipe. Almost everyone has made it and there are tons of variations around. It took me a while, but I found a recipe that holds its shape beautifully.


2 cups sugar (white or brown)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter

Mix these ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil for 2 minutes.  Stir constantly.  Move the pot to another burner on low and add the following ingredients:

1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup coconut

Mix well together.  Quickly drop on waxed paper cookie sheets and allow to cool.