Most everyone in our house is suffering from the first cold of the season. I've got the worst of it for some reason. I guess since I never had a cold last winter, fate decided I needed a whopper of one this year to make up for it. I lost my appetite (yippee!), but I had a craving for chocolate. I always crave chocolate.
I made a batch of what I call the unofficial cookie of Jackson County. It's the official cookie at our house! Everyone loves them. Whether it's a picnic, church dinner, bake sale or just a craving, you gotta have these.
No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
If you haven't already, give them a try. I would invite you over for one, but the platter is now empty.
Here is the recipe I've used since I was a teenager.
It's a little hard to read, so I'll type it out for you.
Put into pan -
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup of milk
4 Tbls. cocoa
Stir together over medium heat and boil for 2 minutes.
Take off heat and add-
3 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oats
(I usually leave out the pinch of salt)
Stir together and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. It makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on how big you make them.
Cool (if you can wait that long), pour you a glass of cold milk and enjoy. It'll make you feel better.
What's your favorite cookie?