I know everyone has probably made these cookies a million times but, they are my son Tylor’s favorite cookies. He is all gown up and lives on his own now. We met him for dinner this week and I surprised him with a batch. He smiled at me like he was 6 again. It made my heart happy!
It made me realize something. I know we all know the power of baking. The joy you give someone when you hand them something you made just for them. I love discovering ways people use baking to make their lives and the lives of others better. I know a lady who bakes to raise money to feed the homeless. Another lady sent me an email this week saying she was raising money to help with an adoption. I know others who raise money to help children and for cancer research. It amazes me what people all over the world are doing with butter, sugar, flour and a little time.
The point to todays post, go bake a smile for someone! It doesn’t have to be a perfectly decorated sugar cookie or a cake that looks like Duff made it. These simple chocolate oatmeal cookies make Tylor happy.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 TBLS cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 – 3 1/2 cups of Quaker Instant Oatmeals
2 tsp vanilla
Combine butter, sugar, milk and cocoa in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until peanut butter melts. Add oats.