Easy-peasy cookies, no baking! This recipe is for my sister, who was looking for something quick that doesn’t use eggs. Instead of emailing it to her, I’ll post it here, for anybody else who wants this classic favorite.

Cocoa Drop Cookies:

2 c sugar
3 tbs cocoa
1/2 c butter
1/2 c milk
1/2 c peanut butter (crunchy if you’ve got it!)
3 c oat meal
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c chopped nuts (optional, and you can exclude this if you use crunchy pb)

Boil sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk together for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add everything else. Drop onto wax paper in spoonfulls, and let cool.

(The hardest thing about this recipe is the boiling time– too short a time and you get gooey cookies that won’t harden. Too long a time, and they are crumbly.)