I found a lovely picture of cookies drizzled with chocolate along with the recipe on facebook. I immediately went to pinterest to find the original recipe. No.such.luck. Then I searched the internet. Could not find a recipe like it anywhere. So...thanks to whomever came up with this awesome deliciousness!
When I saw this recipe I thought, guess we are starting domestic science with the son today.
(Domestic Science is just a manlier name for home ec. His wife will love me.)
|Pardon the well-used sheet cake pan. |
And the allergy oil on the counter top...and the newspaper...
So, without further adieu, here is the recipe:
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.
2 c sugar (delicious already, huh?!)
dash of salt
1 stick butter (1/2 c)
1/2 c milk
1 c peanut butter
1 t vanilla
3 c oatmeal (quick)
Waxed or parchment paper
In a large saucepan, bring to boil the sugar, salt, butter and milk; stir constantly. Boil mixture over medium heat for 1 full minute. Remove from head immediately.
Add peanut butter and vanilla; still well. Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed or parchment paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls (or used a medium-sized cookie scoop).
Drizzle with a mixture of cocoa, powdered sugar and water* if desired. Cool until set and firm.
*Our modification was the drizzle. We just melted a good quantity of milk chocolate chips. This was also my opportunity to teach him to eyeball the quantity! ;) The melted chocolate will firm up after a few hours but not get really hard. For this reason, store in a single layer in an air-tight container.
Are you a follow the recipe to a "T" person or a 'recipe is a guide' type of person?