These are very good. My mom used to make them for me after school quite often and now I do the same for my kids. Enjoy!

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Servings:
48
Yield:
3 - 4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan place sugar, cocoa and the milk and stir with a whisk . Take the butter and slice into this mixture over low heat until all is mixed and melted.

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  • Bring this to a rolling boil and boil for 2 l/2 minutes... I test it by taking a cup of cold water and putting a spoonful of the mixture into the cold water. If it forms a ball it has boiled long enough. If it does not form a ball, it is not done yet. This may take 3 minutes.

  • Turn off heat and add the peanut butter. Stir until it is mixed and then with heavy spoon mix in the oats and stir all together and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.6g 4% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 5.3mg 2% DV; sodium 27.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
My family calls these "preacher cookies". Thanks for the great recipe! I added 1 tablespoon of vanilla and they came out great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2007
I also found these to be very sweet for my taste and not much of a peanut butter taste. I will try again with 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup more peanut butter. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
My family calls these "preacher cookies". Thanks for the great recipe! I added 1 tablespoon of vanilla and they came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
I had been looking for just the right recipe for these cookies. I love them but had never made them until now. These were perfect and I will use this recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2004
These were delicious Anne. I added some vanilla extract after I removed it from the heat for a little extra flavor. I made these for a friend who went wild over them and I'm making them again for her birthday at the end of the month. Goes great with a tall glass of milk. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2007
I also found these to be very sweet for my taste and not much of a peanut butter taste. I will try again with 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup more peanut butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
I really love these treats. They are great as written but I've made these a couple of times and found I can reduce the sugar to a least 1.5 cups and still have them plenty sweet. Sometimes I add a couple extra tablespoons of PB just because I love it so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2004
These are my favorite cookies I make an all-time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2007
This was a good recipe. I added a tablespoon of vanilla and a tad bit more milk as my cookies turned out drier that I would have liked. Overall a yummy recipe and I will be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2004
These are very good. I had to use my candy thermometer so I would know when it reached softball stage because I am above 7000 feet. Water begins to boil at a lower temperature up here. They turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/19/2007
I did not enjoy these cookies at all. Too sweet and with an unpleasant texture. Not very peanut buttery either. I'm glad others enjoyed them but for my tastes it was a waste of ingredients. Sorry. Read More
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