You know 'em. You love 'em.
They are a super quick, well-loved treat - a staple of so many of our childhoods.
What's not too love here? Chocolate, butter and peanut butter collide in this recipe. You'll literally be in and out of the kitchen in like, ten or fifteen minutes making these. And, your family will love the results.
This is my mother's recipe. In my family, we prefer old-fashioned oats in this recipe. They add a chewier texture. But, regular quick-cooking oats work fine, too.
Isn't it time you whipped up a batch of these today? You'll be so happy that you did!
Yields 24 - 28 cookies.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy per your preference)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
3 cups uncooked oats
Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Once melted, stir in sugar, cocoa powder, milk and salt. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 - 2 minutes while continuing to stir. Remove pan from heat. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until peanut butter is fully melted. Stir in the oats until well-combined.
Drop by the spoonful onto parchment or waxed paper. Allow to cool until cookies have set up. Store in airtight container.