Yes – you heard it right! Remember the cookies you used to eat as a child, I called them spider cookies. You didn’t have to bake them you just whipped them up and devoured them. Well, on the weekend Zesty Jr. and I played a little spin on and created a similar cookie with a slightly different ingredient – OATMEAL.
Now don’t kid yourself or get me wrong here, I didn’t invent this cookie by any stretch however I have never made this cookie before Sunday. Oh and I do have a huge tip to share with you regarding this later on down the post that I hope you follow.
So I guess we should talk cookie here for a second! These literally take longer to eat than they do to make. I am not kidding – you will see when I roll out the instructions. These have great potential as a weight gain product if anyone is looking to go that route. They also can become extremely addictive.
- 2 Cups White sugar
- 1/2 Cup cocoa
- 1/4 Cup butter
- 1/2 Cup milk
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 3 Cups Quick-cooking oatmeal
- Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan.
- On medium heat, bring to a boil for one minute.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and oatmeal.
- Drop by spoonful onto parchment paper.
- Let cool for at least 30 minutes ( I was a bit premature on the timing )
Zesty Tip: I strongly suggest using parchment paper on the baking sheet. I opted for wax paper… not sure why but it was not a pretty scene when I went to remove the cookies (perhaps a little to early)
I guess one piece of advice I can give you with this cookie is too chill it before eating but that is just personal preference. The consistency is superb while chilled and they do come off the parchment paper even easier. For storage I just put them in a plastic container for maybe 2 hours until they were gone :) I may have dropped too large of dollop for some but really, can you ever have a cookie that is too big? And these are healthy – they have oatmeal in them!
Alright, just because I am all about speed as of late – do you remember when I made the 90 second Macaroon. It was a pretty big success but I think these bad boys today may even top em. Later on in the week, I may have some pretty exciting news to share with you but until then – I will keep it zipped.