So, living in Grenada, the one thing I notice is the lack of sweets. I mean, I need myself some good desserts close by. The sweets that are available are really expensive and mostly imported, which is odd when Grenada has its own chocolate factory. So I turn to my favorite easy-to-make cookie recipe to fill in the gaps. They are so easy to make and delicious. And since it is so hot here, not only do I not need to turn on my oven (or master the complication of non-temperature regulated baking – more on that later) but I can pop these guys in the freezer and they are a cool delicious treat.
What you need:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (I recommend getting the natural stuff because it is way better for you -remember I am a Dr.-to-be. Peanut butter is expensive in Grenada, but I think it is worth it. Nevertheless, any creamy peanut butter will do.)
1 teaspoons vanilla (vanilla extract here is to die for)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (HIGHLY recommend getting the stuff from the Grenadian Chocolate Factory because it blows Hershey’s out of the water. You can buy it at the regular grocery store)
3 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal
In a saucepan combine everything except the vanilla over a low-medium heat until all melted. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and let cool for a couple minutes. Add oatmeal. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (or if you are like me and lack a baking sheet, a plate will do fine) covered in waxed paper and then allow to cool until hard. If you are impatient like my husband, placing them in the fridge or freezer will expedite the process. Also, we can put our plug in for storing the cookies in the freezer to eat as a cold, delicious treat.