I got this recipe from a father of one of my Girl Scouts in Mississippi in 1973. It's a favorite at my house and the Girl Scout is now the mother of my four grandchildren. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring margarine, sugar, milk and cocoa to boil. Let boil for exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds.

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  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and peanut butter. Then stir in oats.

  • Quickly drop by large tablespoon onto wax paper laid on top of newpaper. Let cool, peel from paper and turn over to finish drying.

  • Store in closed container.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 50.6g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 21.1mg; sodium 109.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
my family loves these! I do them a little differently though. I pour the whole batch into a 9x13 in pan with plastic wrap on the bottom then cut them into squares once they're cooled. It just works better for us Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2011
For ease and simplicity certainly 5; for taste however - well you get about what you'd expect for a quick minute and a half cookie. Will definately keep as it's a no brainer and would be great when you're hit with unexpected company. Thanks so much for recipe. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
my family loves these! I do them a little differently though. I pour the whole batch into a 9x13 in pan with plastic wrap on the bottom then cut them into squares once they're cooled. It just works better for us Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2004
This recipe was origanally known as Preacher Cookies. In the country you could see the preacher coming up the road and this cookie could be prepared before he arrived. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2013
I made these last night with my two boys. We only made one change we used super chunk peanut butter instead of smooth. As we made this together I told the kids about how I had made this as a child with my Grandmother and how it seemed like forever waiting for these cookies to set up so I could have one. To hurry up the cooling process for a few I dropped a couple on a dinner plate covered with wax paper and stuck them in the fridge. We had a good time together they set up perfectly and taste just like I remember. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
Creamy peanut butter works fine in Minute Cookies but crunchy peanut butter is the best! Those little bits of peanuts really send the yum-o-meter through the roof! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2011
It's so many of my family and friends favorite cookie. One key is to make sure the mixture is at a full rolling boil before you begin your time otherwise they can either end up gooey or crumbly and using real butter helps. Make these with the exact ingredients stated and directions given and you will have a great cookie every time. Thanks again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2004
Yikes these are addictive. Also seriously heavy. This was my first experiment with no-bake cookies and I may be hooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2008
Followed the recipe. Timing is very important. Came out great. These get eaten up. Even by the teen who doesn't eat oatmeal! Great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2011
For ease and simplicity certainly 5; for taste however - well you get about what you'd expect for a quick minute and a half cookie. Will definately keep as it's a no brainer and would be great when you're hit with unexpected company. Thanks so much for recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2011
Excellent!! You definitely DO NOT need the entire amount of sugar. I used just less than one cup of brown sugar(that's all I had on hand)and it was PLENTY sweet I also added about 3 TBL of wheat germ. This is a great recipe when the kids want something quick and sweet. Thanks! Read More
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