This is the last week or our cookie roundup and I must say, I’ve had a lot of fun with this! This week I’m going with another chocolate/peanut butter combo, because you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter! These are the perfect last minute cookie, and I have it on good authority that Santa really loves these! I’ll let you use your imagination and figure out why they’re called what they are. 😉
Also be sure check out the other participants of ‘Tis the Season for Cookies to see their fabulous cookie recipes as well!:
Diana Cannone at To Di for Bakery.
Judy Chiappini at No Fear Entertaining.
Mandee Racer Pogue at The Kitchen Wife.
Marye Audet-White at Restless Chipotle.
Renee Joslyn at Flamingo Musings.
Sandy Smith at Eat Real.
And Sherri Jo at The Adventures of Kitchen Girl Jo.
This week’s theme was easy to make cookies and these are about as easy as you can get…just perfect for that last minute Christmas prep!
What You’ll Need:
1 stick of butter
2 cups of organic cane 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, stirring until completely incorporated.
Drop by the rounded tablespoonful onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment 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. Sometimes I like to make these with brown sugar for part or all of the sugar. It gives them an extra oomph. Also I forgot one time to add the cocoa powder, and they were good that way too.