First I must say we call these Dump Cookies. We spent countless hours brainstorming to come up with a more exciting name for these little nuggets of joy. Some of the names just didn't seem quite right such as:
Cow Chip Chewies
Diarrhea Ding Dongs
Cling On Tag a Longs
Last Night's Stew
We decided the above mentioned names were just too highfalutin so we settled on Dump Cookies. I'm sure 98% of you already have this recipe but I decided what the heck I was going to give it to you anyway.
We make these when we just need a sugar/chocolate fix. They are quick, easy and even have oatmeal in them.
Some people like to ruin them by adding peanut butter. I say pish posh to that! I will include the peanut butter in the recipe anyway. I am not a hater. I love PB, just not in these.
2 cups sugar
1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup butter
1 TBS. light corn syrup
1/4 Cup peanut butter (Ack!)
2 Cups quick cooking rolled oats ( I use regular too, whatever. I also put 3 to 4 cups of oatmeal in them, so the mixture is thicker.)
In heavy saucepan, stir together sugar and cocoa powder., stir in milk. Add butter and corn syrup, bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil vigorously for 3 minutes. Stir in peanut butter, then rolled oats.
Return mixture to boiling. Remove from heat, beat till slightly thickened. Immediately drop from a teaspoon onto waxed paper. (If mixture spreads too much beat a little longer. I think this is why I use more oatmeal than the recipe calls for.)
I also like these best when they get a sugary texture. Some people like them chewie, but all the peeps I know like them sugary.
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