These cookies can either be dropped by the spoonful or spread in a buttered pan and cut into squares.

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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan combine the sugar, milk, cocoa, and margarine. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter, and quick cooking oats.

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  • Drop spoonfuls of batter onto sheets of greased waxed paper. Let cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

69.4 calories; 1.2 g protein; 10.1 g carbohydrates; 4.2 mg cholesterol; 21.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
No kitchen is complete with out this recipe. The ingredients are common save maybe the cocoa powder and fixing them couldn't be easier. Maybe too hot for little helpers they are very portion controllable if spread in a thin layer on wax paper and cut into the "correct" sizes. A very pleasant treat that saves well. Assuming you have any left over to save. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2004
I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong. These cookies never solidified even when I put them in the refrigerator. The taste was delicious but the consistency was very poor. I'm disappointed. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
No kitchen is complete with out this recipe. The ingredients are common save maybe the cocoa powder and fixing them couldn't be easier. Maybe too hot for little helpers they are very portion controllable if spread in a thin layer on wax paper and cut into the "correct" sizes. A very pleasant treat that saves well. Assuming you have any left over to save. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
No kitchen is complete with out this recipe. The ingredients are common save maybe the cocoa powder and fixing them couldn't be easier. Maybe too hot for little helpers they are very portion controllable if spread in a thin layer on wax paper and cut into the "correct" sizes. A very pleasant treat that saves well. Assuming you have any left over to save. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2003
Yum! Chewy and chocolatey and oatey (yes that's a word;-p ) and good. They are quite sweet so you might want to cut back on sugar; I didn't personally. This makes a fair bit but 5 dozen is for very small cookies. Easy as can be and great-tasting too! (Something you see in "bakeries".) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2004
Very easy to make the flavor is pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
I've loved these cookies since I was little...this recipe is great! I made it using the microwave and they turned out really well. I think that I might cut the sugar a little bit...otherwise perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
Very tasty! I used a little less butter & a little more milk with great results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
They are REALLY GOOD! Thanks for the great recipe Juanita! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2004
I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong. These cookies never solidified even when I put them in the refrigerator. The taste was delicious but the consistency was very poor. I'm disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2011
This easy often requested recipe is always a crowd pleaser. It has been around for years. Followed recipe exactly with the exception of adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I made in an 8" x 8" glass dish lined with foil. When cool I just lifted out and cut into bars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
this is a cookie from my childhood that I thought I had lost...until I found AllRecipes.com I am so pleased with this site and this recipe. thank you so much! My two boys love to cook and this is one that they can do themselves! They love it! Read More
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