My mom would make these when I was a kid. Now my kids beg for them. They're not the prettiest cookies, but they're delicious - tasting more like candy than a cookie.I've tried to cut the sugar a bit from the original recipe, but they're also packed with wholesome ingredients like oatmeal. The instructions are so easy that kids can practically make them themselves (although they will need adult help to cook on the stove). The hardest part is waiting to eat them until they cool enough to be firm. Don't expect them to last long around your house!
No Bake Cookies
1&1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup skim milk
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups oatmeal
Line cookie sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper. Set aside.
In large pot on stove, combine all ingredients except peanut butter and oatmeal. Stir over medium heat until mixture is well combined and begins to bubble.
Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and stir until melted.
Add oatmeal and stir until well combined.
Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Allow to cool and then store in an airtight container.
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies