I have always loved these easy cookies. I mean – it’s kinda cool to make a cookie without baking, right? They are good to remember when your oven quits working, or you can’t have gluten, (oats are gluten-free) or if you can’t seem to bake cookies without burning them! (Just kidding on the burning part. I know you can bake cookies without burning them – that’s just me that burns cookies, right? ) Anyways. I love easy recipes! Just dump and stir. This recipe is full of chocolatey-gooeyness. Yum.
First, you throw a stick of butter into a pan over medium heat. Let it start to melt…
Then add 2 cups of sugar. Yes, I know it is a lot of sugar – please add it all! You won’t regret it.
Dump in a 1/2 cup cocoa powder.
Add 1/2 cup milk.
Stir it all together.
I used a whisk to get it a little smoother. It does not have to be perfect – a few lumps are ok. Let it bubble up and boil for a minute. Please use a timer for this step. If you let it cook too long, it will harden into crystallized lumps. (ask me how I know)
Plop in the peanut butter…
Pour in some vanilla…
…and stir it good.
They need to cool off and firm up. Try to keep the kids and husband away for an hour or so. (Good luck with that.)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in pan over medium heat.
Add sugar, milk, and cocoa. Bring to a boil for one minute.
Remove from heat and add oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Stir well. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet.
Cool 1 hour. Makes 24.