I've tasted several versions of these cookies but they are never as good as our family recipe. Instead of flaky or crumbly or not chocolaty enough, this recipe makes cookies that are moist and chewy with just the right balance of chocolate and peanut butter.
The only catch is that these have a excellence half life of about 24 hours and their quality seriously begins to deteriorate off after 48.
Because I'm all about safety, I let my kids sit on the counter and stir. Nora thinks it's awesome that I'm taking her picture.
You have to have the peanut butter and oats all measured out before you start or else the chocolate and butter will overcook.
After you dollop them onto your tin foil or parchment paper or whatever, you have to poke them every time you walk past and then eat 4 as soon as they are firm enough to pick up.
Or maybe that's just how I do it.
Suzy's Drop Cookies
1/2 C milk
1/2 C butter
2 C sugar
1/4 C cocoa
3/4 C peanut butter
1 t vanilla
3 C oats
Combine milk, butter, sugar, and cocoa in a sauce pot. Bring to a boil. BOIL FOR EXACTLY 1 MINUTE (this is the key to great cookies).
Remove the pot from the heat and add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine then drop by spoonfuls onto tin foil or parchment paper.
Depending on the size of your spoonfuls, you get between 1-2 dozen.