Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
I know everyone has probably made chocolate oatmeal cookies a million times, but I wanted to share the recipe because they’re my son Tylor’s favorite cookies. He is grown and lives on his own now, but I still try to make them for him whenever I can. We met him for dinner this week and I surprised him with a batch and he smiled at me like he was 6 again. It made my heart happy!
Sharing these with him made me realize something. I know everyone knows the power of baking and the joy we have when we give someone something you made just for them. Don’t you 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 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 of today’s post is to go bake a smile for someone! It doesn’t have to be a perfectly decorated sugar cookie or a cake that looks like Duff or Buddy made it. These simple chocolate oatmeal cookies make Tylor happy and I know whatever you bake can make others 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 saucepan 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. Drop a spoonful onto wax paper and let them cool.
- Combine butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa in a saucepan 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.
- Drop them by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them cool.
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 so go bake someone some cookies today. It doesn’t matter what kind you make as long as you give them with a loving heart!