Once again, Tina Radcliffe brings you quick and easy. This recipe comes from the Italian archives. In fact for you historians, it comes from the Sicilian branch, the Barreca and Privitera family. We call it Likamias, however those of us who cannot wrap their tongue around the name simply call them Aunt Gracie’s cookies.
Assemble your ingredients:
2 cups sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup butter
½ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
3 cups quick oatmeal
1 cup shredded coconut
Here’s a photo of our new beaker. The other one retired from over use. You can have your own from Amazon here.
Bring vanilla, sugar, cocoa, butter, salt and milk to a bubbling boil. Boil for 2 minutes and no more. Remove from heat . At this point you have to work quickly so have your coconut and oatmeal measured out and ready to add. Stir fast.
Working quickly as chocolate will harden, drop onto waxed paper by teaspoon fulls. I use a small ice cream scoop. Makes 2 dozen large or 4 dozen small cookies.
Caveat: It is best not to make this on a humid day or the cookie will not set up. I ran out of quick oats and used regular this time, chewy but still delicious.
Tina Radcliffe is the author of The Rancher’s Reunion and Oklahoma Reunion, (Harlequin Love Inspired).