The other day I rediscovered a cookie recipe my mother used to make often when I was a small child, but I distinctly remember not liking them or at least thinking I didn’t like them so I never actually really had one until a few weeks ago. When I bit into the first one I briefly toyed with the idea of building a time machine for the sole purpose of hitting my younger self upside the head for being so picky and missing out on a lifetime of enjoying what is surely the Cookie of the Gods.
Anyway, this isn’t the normal fare for this blog, but these cookies are just too good not to share. So without further ado, the recipe:
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut
2 cups of graham wafers
1 pkg of marshmallows
Combine margarine, condensed milk, vanilla and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan on low to medium heat. Just heat long enough to melt the margarine/butter and then remove from the heat and combine that with the coconut and graham wafers. Take a cookie sheet and cover it with a sheet of wax paper.
Take a golf ball sized amount of mixture and flatten it out on the cookie sheet, placing a marshmallow in the middle. Wrap the cookie mixture evenly around the marshmallow until it resembles a smooth ball.
Once you’ve used up all of the mixture, place the wrapped marshmallows on the cookie sheet in the fridge and refrigerate them for ~2 hours, or until the balls have cooled all the way through.
Slice each ball in two and enjoy! (Keep them refrigerated or frozen for maximum awesomeness)