Cynthia Goble shares this old family recipe and says, "Simple and healthy recipes are a must since I enjoy spending my free time reading, attending book club discussions as well as other events offered by PVLD."

Servings: Approx. 20 cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar 
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shredded coconut
3 cups old-fashion rolled oats 

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the milk, sugar, cacao powder, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Stir until it starts to boil. Set a timer and let the mixture boil for 2 minutes so that the sugar starts to caramelize. Then turn off the heat. If you don't boil the mixture enough, the cookies will stay soft, and if you over-boil, the cookies my crumble.

Add in the vanilla, peanut butter, shredded coconut, and oats, and stir until combined. 

Using a medium sized cookie scooper, scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet. Flatten cookies using a spoon to desired thickness.

Let the cookies cool at room temperature for approx. 30 minutes, or chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes until firm.