Sunday, July 18, 2010

savory sundays

During the summertime, I still love a good chocolate dessert, but don't want to heat up my house by baking... and I really don't like cake. Mama's recipe for these cookies is the best solution. Fast, easy, inexpensive, comfort food and yummy - not to mention no baking!

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...


Eleanor said...

I have discovered, over the many, many years I have been on the planet, that any recipe with the word "plop" therein is golden.

Anonymous said...

My mom made these No Bake Cookies for me when I was little and when I got old enough to use the stove I started making them. When I had children I made them for them. They are so good, and easy!!

I haven't made them in a while, but thanks to you, I'm going to make some this week!!

Karen :) said...

I made these for Bill not long ago. He just loved them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Beth F said...

I like a cookie that can be made last minute. I'm definitely keeping this in mind for last-minute get togethers.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm printing out this recipe to try soon. It's the kind of recipe I like to make and the kind of food the husband and the mama would want to have for a light dessert. Thank you!