Here's what you'll need: (I found this recipe on http://www.browneyedbaker.com/ )
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 2 cups sugar (it's ok, you can brush your teeth and exercise later......)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 Tb cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa powder, I bought it for another recipe I want to try this week, and it was AWESOME in this recipe. You can also totally use regular cocoa powder. This is NOT the same thing as hot cocoa mix, it's an unsweetened cocoa powder that you can find in the baking aisle)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups quick cooking oats (see- these are so healthy that they contain OATMEAL! Hahahahaha!!)
That's the cocoa powder I used...
Before you start, rip off a few pieces of wax paper and lay them on the counter. This is where you'll drop the cookies after you make the batter.
So, get a medium saucepan and put the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder into the pan. Heat if over medium heat until it comes to a boil, whisking it to make it smooth. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat:
Then, add the vanilla and peanut butter, and whisk until smooth. (I have no idea why the peanut butter looks so disgusting in this photo! It must be the light!!)
Then, add in the oats:
Stir the oats into the rest of the stuff. Then, drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto the waxed paper. I used tablespoons, you could use teaspoons if you wanted the cookies smaller....
I put them in a tupperware container with wax paper between the layers of cookies, and stored them in the fridge. They are dwindling quickly. I should have told Wade that they were whole wheat cookies, then he would have left them alone.....
......so did you make some of these cookies yet...?? Ha ha!
Whole Wheat Bread