Home on the Range Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A quick and easy cookie to make without having to turn on the oven. If you like them a bit more soft, just use approximately 2 cups of the oats. Easy enough for kid cooks & first time cooks. (The hour passive work time is to allow the cookies to cool completely)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar and cocoa together in a 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Add the milk and butter.
  3. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Cook for one minute and then remove from heat.
  5. Add vanilla and peanut butter and stir until peanut butter is mixed well.
  6. Add oats and quickly mix well.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or use a 2 tsp scoop) onto parchment paper.
  8. Let cool completely & then store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

I would wait for these to cool completely before I rate them, but I don't think that they will last that long! :) These are awesome! I didn't realize what they were when I chose them - I just saw the list of ingredients and thought they sounded good. When I read the instructions I realized that these are an old childhood favourite of mine! So easy and soooo good, my kids thank you too! Made for Went to the Market tag. Thanks HokiesLady! :)

Nif February 19, 2010

Yummy squared! This is my favorite cookie from my childhood. We called them Cow Patties, but that may only sound good when you're from Wisconsin. One trick I did learn that is the longer you cook them, the harder they will be, so it's good to keep in mind as you go. I loved these, thank you much! :)

LilPinkieJ January 16, 2009

I love this recipe, but then it has peanut butter in it. It is easy, and considering that it is a sweet treat it is healthy. Thank you for sharing another winner:)

WiGal March 20, 2008

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