No-bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies

…Or more affectionately called- Boiled Cookies. That’s what I grew up hearing my mother call them. No matter what you call them  they are great for 3 reasons:  1) they are delicious, 2) they are so simple to make & 3) I usually have all the ingredients on hand in the frig and pantry. I think that’s the best reason of all. They are so simple to make that your children can do it with a little supervision at the stove if they are younger.

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Here’s what you do….

Combine 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup milk in a heavy saucepan; stir well.  Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1 minute.  Stir in 2 1/2 cups oats, 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter, (I use creamy), and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.  Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto wax paper; cool thoroughly. Note:  I use a small scoop to drop them. It just makes it easier and the cookies more uniform.

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These are a fast great treat when you are craving chocolate.  Hope you enjoy.

*By the way, if you are counting points on Weight Watchers, each cookie is 2 points.

About theneatandeatlife

Wife, Mother of 3, Nana to one beautiful grandson, Early Childhood Professional, Lover of dogs (especially dachshunds), Professional Organizer, Musician and now a small business owner of Pellows-handmade pillows. I firmly believe in my tag above, that everyone has something to offer the world and after being on this planet for over half a century, I’d like to share my offerings.
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