February 21, 2008

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter*
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a full boil, remove from heat, add oatmeal. Stir. Then add vanilla and peanut butter. Stir. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to waxed paper. When cool, pack in single layer in Tupperware or other air-tight container to store.

*I used Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator.

My thoughts:
These are not the most attractive cookies I've ever made but they are tasty. They are my favorite kind of peanut butter cookie and actually one of the very few forms I actually consume peanut butter in. My Aunt A used to make these when I was little, and since she was my great aunt I bet she made them for my mom when she was a child as well. Since they have zero baking time they come together really quickly. They are a great "first cookie" for kids to make as the dough is barely warm when you scoop them on the the waxed paper.