Aunt Roxye's Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
I have so many memories as a child of going over to my Aunt Roxye's and getting so excited for all of her and my Grandma Lena's cooking. When you walk into the house, the smells of delicious food takes over your senses. Much of my love for creating delicious food comes from memories like this. I love being able to gather with the entire family over a delicious meal and I believe it's important to keep family recipes alive.
This cookie recipe is merely one of many amazing creations that has come from her kitchen. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized how effortless they are to make. They only take about 15 minutes from start to finish and you don't have to worry about all the fuss of baking. They are so good we usually don't let them fully cool and harden before we steal a few. Try this recipe? Drop a comment below!
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats
Place a medium pot over low heat
Add the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk and stir until butter is melted, sugar dissolves, and the mixture starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and oats
Drop spoonfuls (about a tablespoon) of the mixture onto wax or parchment paper
Let cool for 1-2 hours until hardened and serve
Makes about 40 cookies