Friday, December 18, 2009

12 Days of Cookies – The very last day…sort of


This wonderful event, in it’s second year, is the brain child of Andrea of Andrea's Recipes, but this year is being organized and ran by Sandy of At the Baker's Bench.

How I got asked to be involved with this incredible group is beyond me but all the thanks goes to Kelly of Sass & Veracity and after last year I sure earned my way in the hard way! There are 10 of us that have decided to do The 12 Days of Cookies – A bon appétit cookie extravaganza. We will be choosing, baking, tasting, blogging and sharing with you a cookie a day for the first 12 days of December.
These cookies are coming from bon appetit's Holiday Cookie-a-Day Slideshow.

These are my partners in crime. We will all be choosing different cookies and surprising each other. How fun is that???? Be sure to check out their selections for the day!

Andrea of Andrea's Recipes
Claire of The Barefoot Kitchen
Courtney of Coco Cooks
Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook
Kelly of Sass & Veracity
Michelle of Big Black Dogs
RJ of Flamingo Musings
Sandy of At the Baker's Bench
Tiffany of The Nesting Project


So for my 12th and final cookie (even though I am days over the deadline :() I chose to make something that wasn’t even part of the bon appétit Holiday Cookie-a-Day Slideshow.  I really need to feel like I have completed the challenge of 12 Days of Cookies though. This cookie is something that I needed to make for one of my girl’s class parties.  And one that she could help me with!!!  It’s easy and comes together really fast too…Man, did I ever cheat on this one!

Chocolate Haystacks (


  • 1/2 cup butter or marg.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 7 tblsp. cocoa.
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut.


Boil first 4 ingredients for 1 minute

Then add last 3 ingredients

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil lined cookie sheet and refrigerate.

Would I make these again?  Oh yes I would.  Took me about 10 minutes to pull it all together and the kids loved them…

Forgive me for cheating and not doing another bon appétit one but the girl’s really did want to help!!!


Elle said...

So simple, yet so good! And it's great to be able to have the kids help, too.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

what an accomplishment...

I thank you so much for this series... i was watching, and came up with two fabulous adult cookies... great fro adult gatherings...

But these.. whoop whoop, OF COURSE YOU SHOULD BE COOKIE WITH YOUR GIRLS! this is what Christmas is REALLY all about

good for you, all the way around. And now, because of you, I need to go walk my ass off a bit

Bob said...

Cheating or not, those look awesome!

glamah16 said...

Oh I have to check out everyone's last few days. I see we all ran out of steam. Love Haystacks.

kellypea said...

Ah Judy, I can't think of anyone I'd rather run out of steam with ; ) At least you actually made 12 cookies! I have one more to post and it, too, is not on our list. I haven't had haystacks in years. Nice and easy -- and chocolate. What more could we ask for, right? Now. Time for the diet food. Well, almost!

Di said...

Yay, you made it to the end! I'm glad you enjoyed making these even if they weren't on the list. =) No bake cookies are the best.

Thistlemoon said...

YOU ARE FORGIVEN!!!! You accomplished an amazing feat 2 years in a row!!!

megan said...

These look so good. I'm about to look back through the other 11 days. I love cookies :) I actually did a 12 days of Christmas (cookies) series on my blog too! It's such a fun idea isn't it? :)

Peter M said...

I remember it like last week when you were making last year's batch of cookies.

You did it...two years running and by & large - the cookies turned out wonderfully.

Year three?

Karine said...

Congrats on your second year! You did an amazing job :)

Michelle said...

I've made Haystacks before, in fact I think it was the first cookie I ever made! And they are good...very good!

Andrea Meyers said...

Congratulations! I'm so impressed that you made it through. I haven't had haystacks in years, but they are so good and easy. Yours looks great, and of course the kids should help!