By catercow on August 03, 2007
Photo by katia
Photo by katia
"This is also a huge hit recipe of my family's. People down South have rarely ever tried these delicious goodies but that just makes them even more anxious for when we make batches of them at Christmas-time!"
Serving Size: 1 (2518 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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."
"I liked these easy oat cookies. I easily halved the recipe and I also made them larger so I had 9 cookies. The smell of cocoa during boiling was so good!!! Thanks for posting!"
"These are even great for Easter time too. Just make a double batch for a larger cookie. Our family called them 'birds nests' because when we made an impression (thumb print) it looked like a birds nest. At Easter we added Jelly Beans for eggs."
"love love love these cookies! :)"
"I'm from Texas and have been treated to these cookies for ages by my Grandmother, Mother, and now I'm treating my own boys! Thanks for the recipe...however, I think my recipe with butter and full milk tastes much better (albeit much more fattening!)."
"My mom makes these, they're freaking awesome!!"
"I'm from the deep south and we've been making these cookies forever (heck, I actually thought our lunch ladies were the makers of the orignal recipe and the recipe can be found in every cookbook I own); I did try this with the fat free margarine and skim milk and they didn't turn out nearly as well as I had hoped. I'll try them again at some point, but will keep my original recipe."
"tastes much better with real sugar"