Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Simple - yet yummy - cookies for young children to make on a hot day! This recipe is from a cookbook my little sis got as a birthday gift more than few years ago! I have been searching for this for 35 years.


  1. Let butter soften to room temperature.
  2. Add sugar and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add water, cocoa, vanilla and oats.
  4. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours.
  5. Pour powdered sugar in dish.
  6. Roll walnut-sized bits of dough into balls, then roll in powdered sugar.
  7. Store cookies in fridge.
Most Helpful

These are really good and simple to make, esp in a pinch.

wvbabydoll July 25, 2003

These are very yummy cookies. I've made these a gazillion times and these have always been a hit!

Charishma_Ramchandani June 10, 2003

I had never heard of these until my husband asked if I could make them. It brought back such wonderful memories for him. He absolutely loved them. Thanks for posting!

bricookie55 December 04, 2007