Saturday, May 28, 2016

recipe courtesy of 

Thank you, thank you for bringing me back to my childhood with this memorable cookie.

We all have memories of our childhood...mud pies, playing cards in the spoke of our bike wheels, hide and seek, and more.  But, the dreamy confections that came out of my Grandmother's kitchen top them all.  Cookies, candies, breads, pies, and cakes.  We were never lacking for homemade treats that may our days special.

This recipe is the exact cookie that frequented our cookie jar.  Simple, sweet, chocolate, and peanut butter.  Incredibly easy and incredibly good.

Do yourself a favor and reintroduce this cookie into your world.  Your kids will thank you, the neighborhood kids will thank you, your coworkers will beg you for more.  Enjoy.


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats


Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Stir until the butter is melted.

Bring the mixture to a full boil and allow it boil for 90 seconds (I highly recommend setting a timer).

Immediately remove the pan from heat.

Add in the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until the peanut butter is melted.

Add oats and stir to fully incorporate.

Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons), drop cookies onto prepared baking sheets. If desired, use a spoon, or the bottom of a glass to slightly flatten and shape into round cookies.

Allow cookies to set before serving.


  • For this recipe,  it is recommended that you use a peanut butter like Jif. Using a natural-style peanut butter will not allow the cookies to set up properly.
  • Be sure to use quick oats in this recipe. They're a bit thinner than rolled oats and will give your cookies the perfect texture.
  • You can easily make these cookies gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container within the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (If they last that long). We actually love them chilled!

eat. love. live well.

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