Growing up my mom made the best cookies. One of my all time favorites was her no bake cookies. When I was a kid I could eat quite a few, but now they are so rich that I can only eat one or two, with a large glass of very cold milk. Every time I make these it brings back memories of watching and waiting in the kitchen while my mom make them.
These cookies are pretty easy to make, but they are also easy to make dry, so you want to make sure you do not over cook.
I like to pre-measure all of my ingredients and have them ready before I start.
Start by bringing 1 stick of butter, 1/2 cup milk, 2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa to a boil.
Boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and then add 3 cups of quick cooking oatmeal, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter.
Mix together. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of tablespoons of milk. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
(I admit it, I do not take the best food photos, but these taste MUCH better than they look)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 3 cups quick cook oatmeal
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- In a heavy saucepan, combine the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa.
- Bring to a boil, and boil for for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla.
- Mix together.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
- I have found that cooking time is usually anywhere between 3-5 minutes, to a soft ball stage.
- If the mixture seems too dry, add a few tablespoons milk.