Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lunchroom Cookies

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I've heard these called chocolate oatmeal cookies, no bake cookies, Suzy No-Bakes, and stove-top oatmeal cookies. To me, they will always be Lunchroom Cookies, because we always had them at school when I was growing up.

They are ridiculously easy to make, and you don't have a lot of dishes to wash when you're finished, which is a nice bonus. If you're out of eggs, no problem - you don't need any for Lunchroom Cookies.

This is the recipe I use. I hope you like it! It is, technically, a 'half recipe', but we are a small family. Feel free to double it if you have many people to share them with. :)

Lunchroom Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons, 1/4 cup) butter or margarine
1/4 cup peanut butter (we prefer chunky for this recipe)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick or minute oats (if you use old fashioned, you will need about 1/4 cup additional oats)

Instructions:

Combine sugar, cocoa powder, milk and butter or margarine in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla extract; stir to combine. Add oats, stir until combined. Drop by the spoonful (or use a cookie scoop) on waxed paper or a silicone mat and let cool. Remove when cooled for eating; store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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5 comments:

Jane said...

These are an old favorite,I like mine dry. They are really good! Blessings jane

Teresa said...

It's been such a long time since I've had those cookies. I might have to make some. Yummy.

TASO said...

I must try these! And easy is sooooo good too... Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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GrammyGoo said...

This look easy enough and love the idea of no bake :)

Meaghan Luby said...

an oldie but a goodie :) thank you so so much for sharing! love this, love you, love your blog! ha. it's a party. i'll keep you updated if i make this!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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