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"COW PATTIE" COOKIES

Cow Pattie Cookies -TSLC

If you like chocolate and peanut butter together, you’ll love these great no-bake cookies!  These make great gifts, too.

2 cups white sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use the crunchy)
2 Tbsps. cocoa
1/2 cup carnation evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats, uncooked

Mix sugar, milk, and butter in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in cocoa and rolled oats. Drop from tablespoon onto waxed paper and let cool. No baking necessary.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Children love these. I have a sweet tooth and a couple does me for the day for something sweet.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Honey Bunches of Oats Krispy Treats.

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30 Responses

  1. I make these for my grandkids a lot they love em we call them chocolate oatmeal cookies, an sometimes i add coconut & use chunchy peanut butter instead of regular pb.

  2. My mother-n-law called them preacher cookies. The premise was if you saw the preacher coming, you always had the ingredients handy and could whip them up before he made it down the street to your door! Delicious!

  3. My brother in law made these yrs ago! I never could figure out what he put in them! Now I can make them!!!! Thanks!!!!

  4. My recipe is just like that one, only I use 1/2 of cocoa.

  5. I was the food service director in a correctional facility, I put these on the menu and after a few months ( the guys loved them ) I came to work one day and they were on the lunch menu so I went to snitch one and they were ” square and thick ” the cook had spread them on a sheetdpan and when set cut them in squares……..good idea ….but next time I made them put them on more pans…..although the guys liked the 1/2 lb no bakes that were made that day. lol

  6. I’m from Southwest Virginia and we call them Chewy Charlies.

  7. just did these it hit the spot thank you so so much

  8. I make this recipe, but sometimes use half cup less oatmeal and add a half cup of coconut. Also can through in a hand full of raisens.

  9. Our family has made them forever. My sons (all grown now with their own kids) call them Chocolate Blops because that the way I put them on the waxed paper. Blop, blop, blop. :-)

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! My Grandmother used to make them for me and I loved them so much! Before she passed she had given me the recipe, and somewhere in all my moves I lost it. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to have it again. I will be giving a copy to my daughter and my daughter-in-laws. It is a timeless keeper for sure… Thanks Again. I’m on my way to the kitchen to check my supplies.

  11. My mom made these for us over 50yrs ago……she called them Oatmeal No Bake cookies

  12. I remember these I have made them a time or two as a child. I attended Suitland Jr High back in the day, periodically they would serve these with lunch. I went home and tried to duplicate the recipe, I think we called raggedy robins we all loved them. Some of the kids would trade their entire lunch just to get extra extra one. I know they were delicious, thanks. I an going to make some for the holidays.

  13. Around here, we call the peanut butter delights.

  14. You can leave out the chocolate and just make them peanut butter flavor, you can use different types of cereals also instead of the oatmeal or you can use coconut instead of oatmeal and add chopped walnuts to them, they are good.

    • Wasn’t sure where to ask this question. This seemed to be the most relevant post. I have also had these without the peanutbutter, only chocolate cow patty cookies. Can’t seem to find a recipe without the peanutbutter though and when I have tried to do them by just omitting the peanutbutter, they do not set right. Can anyone help with that please? These were one of my favorite treats as a child and I would love to try them with my grandchildren.

  15. I make these every Christmas. We call them Preacher Cookies. I have made them w/ splenda before and they taste the same. I use whole milk instead of evp. milk ( for those that don’t have evp. on hand). Thanks for all you receipts, they’re great!! Paula

    • Where I’m from,Virginia,we call them Preacher Cookies too! Haven’t had these in yrs,but am gonna make them again soon. !

  16. i make these with my eyes closed and yes everyone loves them. we call them doodoo cookies lol. sometimes i add pecans that makes them even more heavenly than they already are. a chocoholics dream.

  17. I was beginning to think we were the only people that called them that. I love them and don’t make them often enough. Everyone seems to call them no-bake chocolate cookies or any number of things, they were always cow paddy cookies in our house.

  18. Thank you for adding this. I remember my mother making something like this when I was a small child too, now that you have posted this. What are they called, please? God bless!

  19. I have been doing these for at least 40 yrs but we called them preacher cookies my betterhalf and sons go’s hunting and the rule is that they get the cookies if they got there buck

  20. I have been making these cookies since I was a little girl about 4-5 yrs. old. I always was curious though, is there anything else you could substitute the oatmeal with when making them? I have gotten a bit burnt out on them and would like to jazz them up just a little. Oh and I was raised on a little 40- acre farm in Missouri right next to a cow farm. Looove the name you gave these cookies. If my mother were still alive, God rest here soul, she would crack up over that!!! LOL.

  21. Amy, I had this problem too. I kept on and found the problem was I did not let the liquid come to a rolling boil. One you can not stir down. Try that, I think you will find it works.

  22. Can I use skim milk in place of the evaporated milk? I ran out.

  23. We called them “Mud Balls” when I was growing up. I, myself, like to use the Old Fashioned Oats. I have used this recipe with Rice Krispies instead of the oats after starting the stuff on the stove only to discover that I did not have enough oatmeal, but I did have the Rice Krispies. They were good too. My Mom added other things like coconut on occasion. You can also make them in a cake pan lined with wax paper then cut them into bar cookies.

  24. I LOVE these cookies! I’ve also made them with old-fashioned oats and they come out well. I’ll try crunchy peanut butter the next time I make them. I love the name you’ve given them too!

  25. Good gravy, my husband looooves these cookies! We don’t call them cow patties but I think I will start that name is adorable, lol!

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