Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

When I was a little girl,
our neighbor across the road
used to let me come over to help her bake.

(notice I said *road*, we lived in the's road out there)

Her name was Mary Jane Poston,
she was a big woman with a HUGE heart.
She always made me feel special & loved. 

One of my FAVORITES that she made was the incredible,

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies!

Oh, my word...
I can still taste them now,
still warm, gooey...yummmmmm!

When P Daddy & I first got married & moved away,
I wrote to her and told her I would love to have 
some of her recipes to share with my kids. 

She sent me several of her favorites & MY favorite too.
I LOVE that I have a handwritten copy.
Things like that are very special to me.

I saw someone sharing this recipe on facebook
& I because of my emotional attachment to this cookie,
I needed to share. ;)

(Sidebar: suddenly facebook is Pinterest...people, check your sharing status by logging on to Pinterest, go to SETTINGS, scroll down to "social networks", click NO on

Here's the recipe...
I apologize in advance for the sugar coma you will have.

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies 

~~1/2 C Butter
2 C Sugar
1/2 C Milk
4 Tbsp Cocoa
1/2 C Peanut Butter
3- 3 1/2 C Quick cooking Oats
2 tsp. Vanilla
Add the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 1 minute. Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop onto wax/foil paper. Let cool until set.

 Hope you're Tuesday is warm & gooey!
(or just warm, I'd settle for that)