Grandma Todd's No-Bake Cookies
Servings: about 24 cookies
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oats
Put the oats in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa together. Stirring constantly, raise the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a full, steady boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
Pour the hot cocoa mixture over the oats and stir to combine. Using a tablespoon, drop the cookies onto a sheet of waxed paper. Place another sheet of waxed paper gently over the top of the cookies, and let sit out overnight to harden.
NOTES: This is my all-time favorite cookie recipe. It's sort of temperamental - if you don't get the mixture to a full boil for one minute, it throws the whole thing off. I've had these turn out where they don't harden at all, and also where they're hard as rocks. When they're right though - there isn't a better cookie anywhere.