These are my favorite cookies and they always seem to disappear pretty fast around my house. The hardest part is exerting patience while waiting for the cookies to set up.
1/2 C milk
1 stick (1/2 C) butter
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C peanut butter
3 C uncooked oatmeal
PREP: Line empty counter space or table with parchment paper - enough for 4 dozen cookies. Measure out vanilla, peanut butter, and oatmeal and set aside. Have salt shaker on hand.
In heavy saucepan add milk, butter, cocoa and sugar over MED-HIGH heat. Stir occasionally. Bring to boil and then continue to cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, peanut butter, salt and oats. Drop by tablespoon onto waxed or parchment paper. Let cool completely (20-30 minutes). Store in airtight container. Makes 3-4 dozen.
Note: The larger the cookies, the longer they take to set-up. Patience in the key!