Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
A fun little cookie to make during the holiday season :) Cooking time is hardening time.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups oatmeal (not instant)
- 1⁄2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
- Mix butter, sugar, milk and cocoa together in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
- Drop by teaspoon full (or as large/small as you would like) onto wax paper and let harden. They will set up in about 30-60 minutes.
- These will keep for several days without refrigerating, up to 2 weeks refrigerated and 2-3 months frozen.
- Yield will depend on how big you make the cookies.
Ha ha, these are too funny! And they have a nice flavor too. They were a big hit with the kids. Thanks for sharing!
I haven't made these yet, so I won't rate them. But I just read a book and this recipe was in the back along with the idea that you put the cookies in sandwich bags and attach the following poem. I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call ... "Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!" I ran to the lawy and in the snowy white drifts, those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts." I got and old shovel and started to scoop, neat little piles of "Reindeer Poop!" But to throw them away seemed such a waste, so I saved them, thinking you might like a taste! As I finished my task, which took quite a while, Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled. And I heard him exclaim as he was in the sky ... "Well, they're not potty trained, but a least they can fly!" I'm guessing that the poem was written by Tina Leonard but I can't be sure. At the top of the page it says the recipe is Tina Leonard's favorite. It was at the back of a sillouette special edition book called Marriage, Interrupted by Karen Templeton. Thanks for posting the recipe, now I won't have to.
Made these for my young nieces. After they stopped giggling about the name, they devoured the whole batch.