My mom used to make these cookies often when I was growing up and I LOVED them, but since moving out on my own, I've misplaced and subsiquently forgotten about her recipe. When these cookies showed up a few times on food blogs in my Google reader I decided I absolutely had to make them sometime.
I finally decided to make them in the first week of being home on my maternity leave. Madeline wasn't (and still isn't) keen on being set down for very long (and if we're being honest, I prefer holding her anyway!) but I was craving cookies/chocolate so I figured these would be a perfect stepping stone into getting back into baking after having a baby! They took all of 10 minutes at most.
Brian always claimed that he didn't like these cookies, he didn't like them, didn't like them. However, when he came home to a batch of these, he tried one and voila! He liked them! LOL
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
Mix the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla, then mix in the oats.
Drop spoonfuls (I used my cookie scoop) into wax paper and let cool.
Sources: (I had both sources saved in my google reader. They're the same recipe) Dinner and Dessert and Brown Eyed Baker