As a child, my grandmother used to make these cookies all of the time. She even made containers of them and brought to me after I was grown up and married with kids. And it was EVERY TIME that she visited. These were my ultimate favorite cookie. So much so that now, my kids love to make them. (Yesterday was a Missouri Cookie Day too!) She didn't give me the recipe until my wedding day! This is my favorite childhood cookie. My grandmother always made these and even would make and bring during visits into my adulthood. This is the recipe that she gave me on my wedding day.
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3T Cocoa Powder
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1t Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Milk
Stir together above ingredients in a pot on the stove. Cook on high for exactly 5 minutes. Stir constantly.
At 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the following:
- 1/2 Cup peanut butter
- 3 Cups instant or quick cook Oatmeal
Stir until mixed well. Spoon into "cookie-sized" bites onto wax paper and let cool and set.