Who doesn’t love cookies, and who doesn’t love cookies that you do not have to bake, right? If that is the case, these are the cookies you might be looking for. I grew up with these and recall my Dad making them for us. They might have been the only dessert that my Dad ever made, I could be wrong on that front, but I’m fairly certain. I made this recipe only due to the fact that it is that time of year when we need to make cookies as the kids are getting excited for Christmas, and my wife, who isn’t really ready to spend hours in the kitchen making and decorating cookies with the kids. That is her annual baking with the kids, not mine, I’m out on that project as I have no patience. Believe me.
These cookies are quick, super yummy, and pretty darn feeling.
Let’s get started.
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- Parchment or Wax Paper
In a sauce pan, add the sugar, cocoa powder, milk and butter, and melt that down and bring to a boil.
During this time, line a baking sheet with the paper. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium, and then add in your peanut butter, cinnamon, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well, then drop a tablespoon of the mixture onto the baking sheet.
Let them cool, then dig in.
These cookies are so worthy of a super cold glass of milk as well. They are rich, thick, and hearty, and are a perfect grab and go cookie. One or two per day will do you just right.
I hope you enjoy.