Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a recipe that my family loves. It's very chocolatey and yummy - there usually aren't any left-overs.


  1. Bring 1st 4 Ingredients (Butter, Milk, Cocoa, Sugar) to a boil.
  2. Boil 1 Minute.
  3. Remove From Heat.
  4. Add Remaining Ingredients (Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Vanilla).
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet or spread in a baking dish to cool.
  6. Cut into squares (if baking dish used) & store cookies in an air-tight container.
Most Helpful

These turned out just like Mom made. I loved them. Brings back so many memories of my childhood. So easy to make, so yummy. A favorite of mine! Thanks for posting this recipe. This recipe is a keeper!

4-H Mom June 07, 2009

Well, as always with this recipe (I was given the same one by my mom years and years ago) - sometimes it turns out and sometimes it doesn't. Today they didn't. I boiled for the right amount of time, I made sure my ingredients were measured properly - but they just refused to set. :( I think humidity plays a big role in the making of these cookies and it was a bit muggy here today. Thanks for posting this yummy recipe though-- it is a keeper and usually turns out just fine! Even without them being set, it still tastes scrumptious.

Color Guard Mom May 04, 2009

I add some walnuts to these and they were a great hit. I used to make these when I was a teen and also lost the recipe. Thanks for bring back a lost favorite.

crw59ak November 29, 2007