You know these cookies. Everyone's made them because they can be made with scant resources and don't involve turning the oven on. That's a win/win all day long.
They’re pretty good but every time I've eaten them I've always thought they would be so much better if they were just a little bit more chocolaty. My grammar check is telling me to replace ‘more chocolaty’ with ‘chocolatier’ but that totally sounds like a made-up word. And now my spell check says ‘chocolatier’ isn't a word. WTH, computer?
Anywho (also not a word, thankyouverymuch)… the last time I made these I decided to add more cocoa. I doubled it, actually. They were SO MUCH BETTER! Why, oh why, has no one revamped this recipe?
So here is my version of this recipe. I added a little more milk because it seemed like the right thing to do and they turned out perfect.
No-Bake Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick real butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups oatmeal
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stirring constantly. Once mixture reaches a boil, continue cooking for one full minute. Remove from heat immediately.
Add peanut butter and vanilla; stir well. Add oatmeal and stir until thoroughly incorporated. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls. Cool until set and firm.
So, I made these a few nights ago and the onions have been munching on them with a vengeance. They wanted one last night after supper but since we ate late I didn't want them to load up on sugar right before bed and said no.
This resulted in a lot of begging and whining. But I’m immune.
I’m sitting in the bathroom trying to pee alone (which is a luxury I gave up about seven years ago) and this comes sliding under the door.
I yell through the door, “NO! Enough with the cookies! You’re NOT having any COOKIES!” And then the veins started popping out of my forehead.
A little later I’m finishing up the supper dishes and sensed a disturbance in the force. I look behind me and see this on the floor.
They're persistent. I've give them that.