How many of you have eaten or made these? It was one of those recipes that my sister and I made quite often. It was easy, pretty cheap, and not too messy. The perfect combination for a couple of young girls. I have to wonder how many were made.
My school was very small and we had a fall festival – not like the ones that are held now. This centered around a week of fun and ending on Friday night with the crowning of the elementary and high school king & queen. I was a 7th grade maid. The winners were chosen by who raised the most money and bake sales were always a big part of that. These cookies would appear from several each day, and in varying forms.
The recipe I use now isn’t the one I used back then. A few different ingredients, including I now add peanut butter.
My favorite way to eat them is having some in a bowl while still warm, then with a big glass of cold Mayfield milk.
2 C sugar
½ C oleo (or butter)
½ C milk
4 T cocoa
2 ½ C quick cook oats
½ C peanut butter
2 t vanilla
Cook sugar, oleo, milk and cocoa on medium heat until it begins to boil. Boil 1 ½ minutes after a full boil. (if it’s a double batch, about 2 – 2 ½ minutes) Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Add oats.
Stir until all oats are covered with chocolate goodness.
Let stand for just a few minutes then drop by spoonfuls onto waxed or parchment paper.
Store in covered container.