Here's what I made for Doug to share at work this week...preacher cookies!! A southern staple, if I may deem them so. Named such because here in the Bible belt the preacher can come a calling any old time...and when you see him pull into the driveway you can whip these up in a jiffy! :)
As an added bonus to "what I made for Monday", I also steal a few of each item from the batch to send along with Moses for his darling teachers. Just a teeny, tiny way to tell them we appreciate them. And since I am already making something for Doug to take to work, it takes almost no additional effort to send some to school, too. Not that effort should keep us from blessing others...but in this case there is NO reason to not to. :) I keep word file at the ready and fill it in with the name of what I am sending in, print it off and staple it to the top of a sandwich bag.
And what teacher do you know that wouldn't appreciate a little extra something?
So here's how to make these super simple and YUMMY cookies!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix butter or margarine, cocoa, sugar, milk, and salt together in saucepan. Boil for 1 minute.
- Stir in oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool and harden.