Snow in the southern states is a rarity, but occasionally Snow Miser gets permission from Heat Miser to bring us the fluffy stuff. Growing up my Mama would always make the no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies when it would snow. Thus we children deemed them Snow Cookies. It has actually been a snowy January and I am currently working on my 2nd snow day this week, Yay!
My Granny’s recipe is slightly different from my Mama’s, but still just as tasty! You don’t have to wait for a snowfall though. If I waited, I might never get to taste them again.
This recipe was actually written on the back of an envelope. If you look closely, you will see my Granny’s name, Mrs. Sasser in the background.
Here is my version of the recipe:
1/2 cup milk (I used whole)
1 stick butter (the recipe called for margarine, I prefer not to use the stuff)
2 cups sugar
4 tbsp of cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter ( I use the natural kind without added sugar, but you may use whatever suits your fancy)
3 cups quick cooking oats (I have used the old fashioned by mistake and they were a bit chewy. It did not stop me from eating them…)
Have some sheet pans lined with wax paper or baking mat ready to go. These cookies set up pretty quickly and you need to move fast.
Combine the first 5 ingredients and bring to a boil and leave boiling for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and oatmeal, stirring until combined. Drop by the spoonful onto your prepared sheet pans.
As soon as they are set, grab your milk and enjoy 🙂
Happy Snow Day (or cookie day)!