Paula’s Chocolate Oatmeal Dawg Cookies
It took me about 5 tries to finally get these cookies “they way mom makes them”, according to Matt. I think my problem was that I used rolled oats instead of instant oats…it sure makes a difference!
Finally, did I mention that Matt eats these from the pan itself? Nope, he doesn’t wait for them to cook; he eats them like chocolate pudding. Crazy, right? Talk about lots of cookie batter!
What’s the only thing Matt wants from his parents when they’re gone? (Which is hopefully not for a super long time.) Nope, not money. Not stocks. Not fine jewelry… just his mom’s chocolate oatmeal cookie “pan”.
Paula’s Chocolate Oatmeal “Dawg” Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 stick butter
1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups oatmeal, quick-cooking
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Boil sugar, water, and cocoa until the mixture reaches a soft ball stage.
2. Remove pan from heat and add butter, peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla.
3. Stir together until melted and combined.
4. Eat from pan or drop onto wax paper.
5. Let cool and serve.
Yield: 1 full serving for a 7th grader…or about 2-3 dozen cookies.
Recipe from: My mother-in-law, Paula
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