Today I am up to my eyeballs addressing Santa letters, so this is going to be short and sweet. I am paying homage to my redneck southern roots. Sometimes it is just better to go ahead and poke fun at ourselves rather than wait for someone else to do it.
Thanks to Son2 whipping up some of these last night, my redneck Christmas recipe is Dookie Cookies. You may know them by the name no bake cookies, or boiled cookies, or chocolate fudge cookies, but I raised a house of males and after hearing them called this one time, the name stuck. When you look at the photo without using a whole lot of imagination you can see why 10 year old males would latch on to a name like that.
Son3 is away at school in Manhattan and this is his signature recipe. He has friends with no Southern roots at all who will call him and ask him to make them a batch of Dookie Cookies. (And yes they are all now calling them that also. It seems redneck is contagious.) He even has a couple of paying customers who place orders for them, probably because they have no idea how simple they are to make.
If you want to make these and feel the need to call them something a bit more refined, feel free to re-name them. (And to be honest anything you name them will be much more refined.)
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt (we never add this)
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups uncooked oatmeal (any kind but steel cut works)
Cover a large cookie sheet with either parchment or aluminum foil. Set aside.
Mix the sugar and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and the milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and cook for 2 minutes stirring continuously. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and oatmeal, stirring just long enough to blend well. Drop the chocolate onto the covered cookie sheet and let it set until the cookie is hardened. This usually takes 15 or so minutes. Any uneaten cookies can be stored in a ziploc bag in the fridge for a few days, but none ever last longer than 2 days here so I can't give an experienced true timeline. Enjoy and enjoy the freedom from baking! These actually taste and have the consistency of fudge more than a cookie, but it is still pretty darn good.
Because I am from the South I can freely post this, after all I think the web site The People of Walmart originated down here White Trash Christmas
Sluggy from Don't read this:it's boring posted This link in her comment. I had to put it here so everyone can see it a little easier.