|Make these for your family; take a plate to
work; bring them along to a potluck. Wherever you serve them, you'll hear cries of
"These are my favorite kind of cookie!" They're everyone's favorite, but many
people claim that they can't make them--some crisis always strikes. The secret lies in the
proportion of ingredients, but also in the cooking time: Boil the mixture 1 minute--no
less, or they won't set; no more, or they'll crumble apart. Makes about 2 dozen.
2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c butter
3 c quick oats
1/2 c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Place oats, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine sugar, milk, cocoa, and butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute
(no longer!). Remove from heat. Pour over oat mixture; stir well.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool.