Boiled Oatmeal Cookies (Preacher Cookies)

Recipe by DJ Dembi
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 56 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups sugar (white, brown or a combination of the two)
  • 3
    cups oats, dry- sometimes takes a bit more (old fashioned, or quick cooking)
  • 12
    cup milk (evaporated, buttermilk, any kind but I wouldn't use sweetened, condensed. That would be too sweet)
  • 23
    cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 12
  • 12
    cup nuts, coarsely chopped (walnuts, pecans, coconut.)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put oats in a large bowl.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat bring to a full boil: butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. There is a knack to this. Boil them too long, they will be dry and crumbly, too short and they will be runny.
  • Quickly add peanut butter, salt, vanilla.
  • Mix liquid into oats. Add more oats as necessary until it has a moist doughy consistency.
  • Quickly put in buttered cake pan or quickly drop by the teaspoonful onto wax paper. Let them stand at room temperature for one hour.
  • Variations: Add 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts, or Coconut. Replace 1/2 the oats with coconut. Use less cocoa and more peanut butter.
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