This recipe has been around since the seventies ,we use to make them in home economics class and as the other people said real butter and whole milk is the orginal recipe way better flavor!
I had lost this recipe, am so glad I found it again. Will go great in the tins I give away every year. Thank you.
I am 55 years old and native to Tennessee. These cookies were served every week in elementary school. I love to make them as well. This is actually my favorite! I don't use fat free margrine or skim milk. I use butter and 2% milk.
Same here. We live in TN and everyone I know of has been making these for as long as I can remember, some with a few differences. I also let the sugar and stuff boil for 3 mins exactly and I don't use fat free margarine. These are so good though. Thanks!
Tennessee here.. I have been making these great treats for as long asI can remember.. my family loves them!
People down South have been making these cookies for years!!!!! Exactly the same recipe!!! And yes they are wonderful!!!!
These cookies are delicious, but they are not exclusive to Michigan by no means. They are a South favorite as well. Only, often down here they have more peanut butter and sugar. And we always bring to a rapid boil and stir constantly while boiling for 2 minutes exactly, then remove from heat and add the vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal. A very good cookie that's been a favorite for many years down here.
I tried to make this recipe dairy-free. it didn't work out well. I substituted the skim milk for rice milk and the butter with soy butter. They tasted delicious but they never firmed up. I'm sure the original recipe is delicious. I don't know if the original recipe called for the quick cooking oats or the whole oats. I used the whole oats and the cookies were really chewy. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's a good thing or not.
These cookies are yummy. There are a lot of recipes around for this cookie. As for Southerners rarely getting a taste of this cookie...I'm 48 years old and just about every native Southerner has eaten these cookies. I also put them in a 13 x 9 pan, allow to set up and cut into bars.
These are so yummy! Such a breeze to make. I followed the recipe as given very easy to prepare. Thanks for posting.