Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Today I needed cookies.  Instead of making a mad dash for Chick-fil-a {and don’t act like you haven’t done it}, I decided to make the old standby:  Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.  When I was a little girl, we didn’t eat a ton of sweets…Mama was pretty careful about sugar.  The one exception was Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies–we’d make them together on Saturdays and then enjoy the fruits of our labor with a tall glass of milk.  You’ve probably got this recipe tucked into every church cookbook in your cupboard but it’s so simple and delicious that it bears repeating.

You’ll Need:

  • One stick of unsalted butter
  • Four tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Two cups granulated sugar
  • One cup of crunchy peanut butter
  • Three cups of quick cooking oats

Combine the butter, cocoa powder, and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Once the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved, add the milk and peanut butter and increase the heat to medium high.  Bring to a rapid boil for one minute, remove from heat, and add the three cups of quick cooking oats.  Mix until the oatmeal is well-coated.  Using a tablespoon, drop batter onto waxed paper.  Allow the cookies to cool for one hours.

And go ahead…lick the spoon.

Yields approximately three dozen cookies.

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