Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Splat Cookies

this is definitely not a new recipe
as a matter of fact
it might be as old as time
or at least as old as
quaker old-time oatmeal
on the other hand
had never heard of
or tasted this cookie
before i met my husband

upon seeing it at a pot-luck table
he murmured
that is my favorite kind of cookie
it would be great if you could figure out the recipe
which was easy
compared to the 
memory game
you know the one
where someone describes something they once had
and then asks if you can duplicate it
that sucks

this is my version of what is commonly known as
no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies
i call them splat cookies
because i make the dough
and basically
splat them into shape
no muss
no fuss
Splat Cookies
(printable recipe)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk, cream, or evaporated milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
generous pinch of salt
1/4 cup dark cocoa
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla
Throw the sugar, milk (or whatever you are using), butter, salt and cocoa into a heavy bottomed pan.  Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally until it comes to a boil.  Stir constantly for 3 minutes while it is boiling. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir until the peanut butter has melted. Drop in the chocolate chips and give a good stir, then stir in the oats. If the mixture begins to seize up on you, place over a gentle heat to loosen it up a bit...if it still is being funky, add a bit more milk (cream, evap milk)...just a tad at a time.  Using a tablespoon, drop onto a lined cookie sheet and let cool.
Eat with friends and a glass of milk!


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