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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, February 6, 2012

Boiled Peanut Butter Cookies

These are, hands down , my favorite cookie from childhood. Quick, easy, and cooked on top of the stove, they are more confection then cookie. And be forwarned, they are powerfully addictive.

My mom and grandmother made these all the time. Especially in the summer because no oven was required.

Perfect for your sweetie for Valentine's Day!

Boiled Peanut Butter Cookies
makes about 32
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1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix together the peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Heat the butter and milk in a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, until the butter is melted. Whisk in the sugar, salt, and cocoa until smooth. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring often to prevent scorching. Stir in the peanut-butter-oatmeal mixture, and continue cooking for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.

Drop the cooked mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Allow to cool and become firm. Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 1 week.


  1. I have never made these with peanut butter, sounds delicous, I'm trying this,

  2. and here i am wondering where i can find boiled peanuts up north!

  3. Oh, you devil KNOW I'm making these bad boys...this week!...:)JP

  4. These are really good! I have made something similar in the past. You have given me an idea!


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