Combine in one medium-sized bowl: vanilla, nut meats (or chips), cocoanut, oats. Set aside
Combine and then boil for 1 minute: sugar, cocoa, oleo, milk, peanut butter
Remove from heat and stir in first bowl mixture
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto wax paper
*You can either skip this ingredient or substitute it with a flavored chip of your choice, such as mini chocolate chips.**This is just an alternate spelling of coconut. I wanted to preserve the vintage and sometimes formerly used spelling.