Wherever you serve them, you'll hear "These are my favorite kind of
cookie!" They're everyone's favorite, but many people claim that they
can't make them - some crisis always strikes. The secret lies not only in the
proportion of ingredients, but also in the cooking time: Boil the mixture 1 minute
- no less, or the cookies won't set; no more than 1 minute, or they'll crumble
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter
Place oats, peanut butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine sugar, milk, cocoa and butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil
1 minute (no longer!).
Remove from heat. Pour over oat mixture; stir well.
Drop by large spoonsful onto wax paper and let cool.