Novel cookies from childhood


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Quick Fudge Cookies
From the kitchen of Ellie McCormack & Libby McCormack Cooper

Aunt Ellie made these for family picnics, but I think every Home Ec class in the 1950s and 60s made them too. They are great to make in the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven and heat up the house. And who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? You can even call them “healthy” because of the oatmeal, right? I think they’re gluten-free, too. Who knew?!

Mixture #1:

2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa
¼ cup margarine or butter
½ cup milk

Mixture #2:

1 tsp vanilla
Pinch salt
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick oatmeal

Cook Mixture #1 at a rolling boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add Mixture #2. Mix well and drop by spoonful (or use a cookie scoop) onto wax paper. Let set until firm and cool.


5 thoughts on “Novel cookies from childhood

  1. Do they actually have the consistency and flavour of fudge? I’ve been looking for a recipe that doesn’t need an oven.


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