This recipe has been around for a long time! My mom used to make these regularly when I was a kid and I think they were even served in the school lunchrooms. (My mom’s were better.) They are a quick and easy treat, so give them a try.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
Line two cookie sheets with wax paper and set aside. I used a spring-handled scoop to dip the cookies, but more on that later.
Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute.
While this is cooking, ready the rest of your ingredients.
After the mixture has boiled for one minute, remove from the heat and add the vanilla, peanut butter and oats. Stir to combine.
Dip out about a tablespoon of the mixture for each cookie. This is where I used the scoop. It helped a lot. Allow the cookies to cool and set up. Try to keep from eating them while they are soft, but it’s hard to do!!!