When my husband got his first job out of college we moved to a new town away from family and friends. It was an exciting and daunting time for us. We became friends with several couples in our apartment complex. Most of these men worked with my husband. We all used to get together as couples and bond over card games and such. Each of us would take turns hosting these gatherings. As usual there were snacks to enjoy and my friend served Preacher Cookies.
I've since seen these cookies in magazines and blogs called by many different names. My friend told me they were called Preacher Cookies. If the preacher called to say he was coming for a visit, one could make these cookies before he could get there. Don't you love stories behind recipes? These cookies are always asked for at our home for Christmas. Our grandson loves them and says they are his favorite. My husband loves chocolate. We read in the paper this morning that chocolate and oatmeal are good for us---SO these are perfect? As an occasional treat?
Try this recipe sometime---They are really easy.
Get all of your ingredients together before making these cookies as they come together very quickly. Also put waxed paper on a heat proof surface.
In a large pot place:
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup of milk
Bring this mixture to a boil--being careful to boil for 1 minute and stirring constantly.
Take off burner and add:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of peanut butter
3 cups of quick oats
Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper and allow to cool. They will be ready to eat soon.