I know everyone has probably made chocolate oatmeal cookies a million times but, they are my son Tylor’s favorites. 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 today’s 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.
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.
The hardest part of making these has always been keeping Tylor from eating them all before they have a chance to cool. Madison’s favorites are the Kitchenaid Chocolate Chip Cookies so I never had to worry about them fighting for these. It’s the simple things in life that make us happy.