from the Murtaugh Community Cookbook
makes about 18 (depending on how much you leave in the pan to lick)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
about 3 1/2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
Notes/Story: Lay out a few pieces of aluminum foil to drop the cookies onto. Melt butter in large sauce pan. Add milk, cocoa, and sugar. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat (if you boil longer, they will be super crumbly which still tastes good but isn't as good for just snatching one as you happen to walk by later). Add remaining ingredients. Drop onto foil by tablespoons.
This is one of our favorite ways to get a quick chocolate fix in the winter. I think the all-natural, freshly ground peanut butter gives it a slightly moister texture and better peanutty taste, but JIF works fine, too. If you're into coconut, exchange a cup of that for a cup of the oatmeal.