Growing up I can remember making and eating these cookies countless times with my mom. So naturally when it came to this year's cookie swap I knew I wanted to send a family favorite.
Confession: I'm not a cookie girl. I'm just not a huge fan. These cookies, however, are one of my faves. I'm not a huge chocolate fan either, but even though these cookies may look like chocolate overload they aren't. They're a mouthful of oatmeal and peanut butter with just a hint of cocoa. And the oatmeal add just the right amount of texture to the cookie. The perfect balance if you ask me.
There is just something about a "no-bake" cookie that I fall in love with. (see also; no-bake oreo truffles) And I have a feeling you and your family will fall in love with these delicious cookies as well.
2 cups of sugar
4 tablespoons of cocoa
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups of oatmeal
1. In a medium sauce pan combine the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Stirring occasionally.
2. Bring to a rolling boil, and then let it boil for one minute.
* I have found it's easier to add the next ingredients if you simply turn down the heat rather than take the pan off the heat completely.
3. Add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal (adding the oatmeal one cup at a time). Mix thoroughly.
4. Remove from heat.
5. Scoop out teaspoon sized cookies and drop on wax paper.
6. Let cookies cool and enjoy!
*Disclaimer: Occasionally these cookies come our runnier or dryer than desired. As far as I've found there is nothing to prevent this, sorry.
I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as my family does. What is your favorite Christmas cookie to make during the holidays? Do you like to participate in cookie swaps, or any blogger swap for that matter?