Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flo's Boiled Cookies

My Granny used to make these cookies for the grandchildren all the time.  They're not much to look at, but are so...very...tasty.  I'm chomping one now, as my nephew Max would say.  Granny got the recipe from her neighbor Flo, and even when she passed a hand-written copy along to me she was careful to give Flo credit.

The beauty of this recipe is that you don't need to preheat an oven, dirty a bowl, or even use a cooling rack.  The ingredients are mixed in a pan, boiled on a stove, and dropped onto tin foil or wax paper.  They take about five minutes to make and ten minutes to cool.   If there is a faster way to make cookies, I'd love to know about it.


•       1 C white sugar
•       1 C brown sugar
•       4 T cocoa
•       ¼ C butter or margarine
•       ½ C milk
•       2 t vanilla
•       ½ C peanut butter
•       3 C quick oatmeal
•       coconut if desired

1.      Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk in saucepan
2.      Bring to full boil, keep at rolling boil for one minute, while stirring.  The key to getting the right consistency is to keep boiling for a minute AFTER the butter has melted and the mixture is at a full boil.
3.      Remove from heat.
4.      Add vanilla, peanut butter, and oats
5.      Stir until it starts to thicken
6.      Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper or tin foil and allow to cool.


Joan said...

my first beginings of a comment disappeared so hopefully it won't show up as a half...I'll try again...Yummm Tracy those look great! I wonder how they'll tweak with whole wheat flour and fruit sweetner...think I'll give it a whirl! Thank to you and Flo!

Joan said...

doh! I thought it said white flour! I see...white and brown sugar! ok I'm with it now...

Tracy Zhu said...

If you make it with fruit sweetener let me know how it turns out. I'm always interested in variations. I like to take these running or hiking because the sugar gives me a quick lift while the oatmeal sticks with me for awhile.