Sunday, October 12, 2014

Missouri (no bake) cookies

          This recipe is an old time favorite that is loved by all, easy and fudgy. They won't last long.

  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 T. cocoa (or 1 square baking chocolate, melted)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups quick oats (not old-fashioned)
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • dash of salt
  •  Directions:
On stove top in a large pot, melt butter or margarine. Add cocoa, milk, and sugar. Bring to a boil while stirring. Boil for a full minute (boil a little longer if the weather is really humid). Turn down heat, and add the peanut butter. Stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add the salt and vanilla, stir to mix. Add the oats, and stir to coat. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on wax paper. Allow to cool and set up, about half an hour. Yield, about 1 dozen large size cookies. Recipe can be doubled.