My sister and I used to make this with our grandmother when we were younger. They are so simple yet so tasty! You can take them anywhere and count on them disappearing quickly!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

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  • Combine sugar, milk, margarine, and cocoa powder in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring often, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in oats, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Drop about 1 tablespoon of mixture per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet. Let stand until cookies are cooled and firm, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 50.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2013
This recipe had delicious flavor! I found them to be slightly runny depite adding more oats to the recipe. A few small tweaks - I added a teaspoon of espresso powder and a quick shake of ground cinnamon. I was happy to eat this recipe out of the bowl! If you are able to wait unlike me then make sure you give them the full 30 minutes to set up before enjoying. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2020
Something is wrong with this recipe! Totally runny, liquid batter. Did not set up. A waste of time and ingredients. I even added another cup of old fashioned oats. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2013
This recipe had delicious flavor! I found them to be slightly runny depite adding more oats to the recipe. A few small tweaks - I added a teaspoon of espresso powder and a quick shake of ground cinnamon. I was happy to eat this recipe out of the bowl! If you are able to wait unlike me then make sure you give them the full 30 minutes to set up before enjoying. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
If you use regular rather than quick-cooking oats you will not get the proper consistency for the cookies to be dry and not runny. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2015
Worked great with old fashioned oats, I just let the mixture sit in the pot for about 10-15 minutes before I scooped them onto the foil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2013
I agree with Guru -- all of these require QUICK oats... the regular ones have to be cooked too long to absorb properly - with QUICK oats success every time Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2015
It was great a little to sweet but very good!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
Loved these! Used the quick cooking oats and let the mixture stay at a ROLLING boil for a full min and they set up just great! Wonderful flavor! UPDATE Made this yesterday (above) using Justin's peanut butter and they came out beautifully. Tonight I made them using regular Jiff extra crunchy peanut butter because my husband likes some crunch in the cookie and they came out verrrry runny so I added probably a 1/4c of quick oats to the done mixture and that thickened it up nicely. I think the kind of peanut butter you use makes a huge difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
It was very quick and easy to make. We loved it and ate them up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
Exactly what I was craving and not too sweet. Didn't set completely solid but that's ok it's only been 1 hr since I finished them perhaps they'll set a little bit more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2016
I only used this recipe as a base and altered many things mainly for personal preference. First I melted unsalted butter and Jiff brand Salted Caramel Hazelnut butter (this is not as thick as peanut butter) in the microwave. I omitted the sugar and cocoa powder. I then mixed in the vanilla and oats. They did take a little longer to set but I found them to be delicious and did not want to share but I did:) I found them to be plenty sweet enough. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/03/2020
Something is wrong with this recipe! Totally runny, liquid batter. Did not set up. A waste of time and ingredients. I even added another cup of old fashioned oats. Read More
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