I associate these particular cookies with the over 80 crowd. I used to occasionally attend a friends youth group with her as a young teen and there was a bible study that met at the same time. We got to share their treats and they always had these. They were a fairly elderly group and I guess I thought they were easy to gum. Ok I totally didn't mean to make that sound mean, but it does. But it is the truth, that is how I thought of them when I was young! I don't know if my mom ever made them but I am certain one of my sisters did, or a friends mom did. I have a couple of "cookie queen" sisters, sadly they are also the "all things salads" sisters. A blessing and a curse, I tell ya. While most of you have probably made these and have a recipe you use, I decided to share them anyway, for my "outside the US" readers and my readers who are beginners. This is a perfect recipe for kids to help with. Seriously though, get your kids in the kitchen turn on some good music and shake and bake baby!
No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, do not burn! Take off the heat and add...
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats
Stir until combined. Scoop or spoon onto a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate or let sit for 1 hour. Makes about 3 doz, depending on the size.
Your "loves the over 80 crowd, right mom?" Chefwannabe