Bear N Mom Recipes - No bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
This is the easiest recipe for peanut butter cookies with oatmeal that is why there is no need to bake this one. Just follow the recipe and then drop onto wax paper. This one would be good to make for the children coming home from school.
2 cups sugar
1 stick margarine
½ cup evaporated milk
4 tsp cocoa
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup peanut butter
2-1/2 cups oatmeal
Makes 3 dozen
Combine sugar, margarine, evaporated milk and cocoa in pan. Heat to boiling and boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Let cool for a few minutes.
Stir in vanilla.
With the mixture still a little warm, stir in peanut butter (you can add more peanut butter if you like.
Add oats (you may need to adjust the amount of oats so dough is not dry or too sticky.
Form into balls or drop by tablespoon onto wax paper.
Peanut Butter discussion
When my children were growing up, it was okay to feed them peanut butter. Of course, there is always the threat of the peanut butter balling up in their mouth and causing an airway obstructions when on bread. But for the most part, making and giving children peanut butter cookies was thought to be healthy.
Along came the next generation of mothers and pediatricians and it was now a no no to feed peanut butter to children under the age of two because they might be allergic to peanuts. I always thought to myself that this was so ridiculous because a whole generation of children grew up perfectly okay.
Now the allergists are telling us that it is okay to feed peanut butter to children because they will build up an immunity to peanuts and therefore not be allergic to them.
What a strange world we live in that one generation can, one generation can't and then it turns upside down again.
Whatever you think about this, these cookies are easy to make and maybe not healthy but okay to feed to your children.