When I was a little girl, Mama used to make these cookies while I was getting ready for school. They are so fast and easy that she could put them in our lunches for that same day. She always says that these cookies are much more like a candy. The recipe is written out exactly as she said it... and when I read it, I can hear her voice describing the process. It makes me smile. Enjoy!
Top of the Stove Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cube butter
half cup milk
- mix in a big heavy sauce pan or stock pot, making sure your pot is big enough to add lots of oatmeal later
- bring to rolling boil - must be rolling boil
- boil for 1 minute - do not stir at this time!
take off stove and add:
- 1/2 cup pbutter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
plop onto foil quickly using double spoons
if still little shiny, it's just right.
if you double the recipe, cook about 15 - 30 seconds extra
For more recipes and great cooking stuff, check out the Weekend Cooking posts at Beth Fish Reads. Pretty cool stuff there!
...may there be mercy at the breaking of bread at your table...