Thursday, May 12, 2011

Granny's Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

(source) - this is not a photo of my cookies. I only make them at Christmas, as they are too deadly to have around.
This is an all time family favorite. I make these cookies every year for Christmas and cookie exchanges. I've heard them called everything from "Cow patties" to "PooPoo Cookies" but we always called them Chocolate Oatmeal cookies.

This is the recipe that my Granny always used. I have never had these not turn out right. So here ya go.

Granny's Chocolate Oatmeal "No-Bake" Cookies

2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa
1/4 stick of butter (2Tbsp)
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of oatmeal
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring (I have on occasion used hazelnut flavoring)

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a pot. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter, then the vanilla and oatmeal. Make sure to to mix it well. Then drop spoonfuls of the mixture on to wax paper/parchment and let them harden. Done!

A couple notes:
  1. If when you finish mixing it seems really, really runny (like syrup) add some more oatmeal. 
  2. These take very little time to make. However, if you need the setting time to go faster, like maybe you are suppose to be at a cookie exchange in a few hours :) , pop them in the freezer for a few minutes.
  3. These things are seriously deadly. Don't keep them around the house because you will seriously eat too many. 
So there ya go. Enjoy!


Angela said...

I did not have all the ingredeance for your recipie so I used what we had in our cupbords.

1 cup sugar
1/4 stick of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 cup oatmeal

2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 Packets Hot coco mix
1/2 cup milk
1/4 stick of butter
2 1/2 cups oatmeal

Mix sugar, hot coco mix, butter and milk in a pot over medium heat for about a min. remove from heat and stir in vanilla and oatmeal. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them harden.

the last batch I made was with instant coffee

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp. Instant coffee (I used decaf)
1/2 cup of milk
2 1/2 cup of oatmeal

Elizabeth said...

Awesome! Thanks for commenting!