Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have tried several versions of this recipe and I believe this is the best! I got the recipe from my mother, and of coarse she cooks better than anyone else's mom. Be sure to cook the full two minutes so they will set up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches a slow boil (mixture will bubble around sides). Cook 2 additional minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat; add peanut butter, and stir until smooth. Stir in oats, pecans, and vanilla. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; cool. Yield about 4 1/2 dozen.
Most Helpful

These are very good cookies. I left out the pecans, but otherwise made no changes. They were very rich and chewy. I may add a little bit extra coconut next time to get a little bit more coconut flavor in the cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

jnpj July 21, 2010

These cookies were very quick and easy to make. My family enjoyed their fudge-like flavor. Thank you for posting.

Bayhill November 23, 2005