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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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  1. kentuckylady717 says:

    To make the Cow Pattie Cookie, can you use regular milk instead of evaporated milk ?

  2. In Okla. we call them the No Bake Cookies. You can’t eat just one!

  3. There was something made with corn flakes and peanut butter also sweet treat any ideas?

  4. My mom calls them Hobb Nobbs. Now I’m from the Appalachians in TN…so maybe that comes from the Scottish Hobb Nobb cookies? We have a lot of Scott Irish in our culture. Not sure, but both are chocolate and oat cookies.

  5. My late niece Rita loved these cookies, were her favorite so we all call them “Rita Cookies” !!

  6. My mother made these…but I have never heard the name cow parties. So funny! I need to tell her. Such a yummy cookie/candy.

  7. Loretta King says:

    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.

    • Love these things and they’re so easy. My son in law always gets requests for his because he makes them for all the kids. I’ve been making them since I was probably 15 years old…and that’s a long time ago!! 🙂 Thanks for this!

  8. Gigi carder says:

    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!

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

  10. linda schooler says:

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

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. Barbara Arnold says:

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

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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

    • Karen Haymore says:

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. Patricia Fisher says:

    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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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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