These cookies are one of Jamison’s all time favorites. As a child we called them “Cow Drop Cookies” and I’ll let you just imagine why! 😉 I have made these many times over the years and I have even made a gluten free non-oat version in the past since I haven’t been able to locate gluten free oats that don’t cost a bazillion dollars a pound.
See there I go digressing again…Where was I? Oh yes!
A few weeks ago our neighbor did us a huge favor and I wanted to send something home with him for helping us out. My mind immediately set on these cookies! They are quick, easy and beyond delicious and just perfect for when you want to whip something up fast to share! I also sent a batch to work with Jamison the next day, because why not share all around! ;o)
What You’ll Need:
1 stick of butter
1 cup of organic cane sugar
1 cup of natural brown sugar
2 heaping tablespoons of cocoa
2/3 cup of half and half
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 cups of oats
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Melt butter with both sugars, cocoa and half and half in a medium sized pot and bring to a quick boil over medium heat. Boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until the peanut butter is completely melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla and then add oats. Drop by the rounded tablespoonful onto a baking sheet that has been lined with waxed paper or a silicone baking sheet. Let set for an hour or two and serve. Store in an airtight container.
How simple and delicious is that?
Notes: You could use crunchy peanut butter if you liked.