Saturday, December 4, 2010

Zana's Top of the Stove Cookies

First of all, if you come into my kitchen when I'm cooking, you may become part of my blog.  Just saying. 

This afternoon, I am making one of my favorite little stove top cookies.  Not fancy, but everyone loves them.  I got the recipe from a lovely lady named, Zana, who I worked with years ago.  We would make things to share at work.  Her's was always, and I mean always, the best. 

Zana's Stove Top Cookies
2 c. sugar
3 T. unsweetened powdered cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 t. vanilla
3 c. quick oats

Put sugar and butter in a large saucepan.  Cut up the butter with a spoon and add it to the saucepan.  Add milk and cocoa.  Stir til sugar is wet and bring to medium high heat.  Stir every few minutes.  Bring to a full rolling boil.  Cook it at a full rolling boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Add peanut butter and stir until it is no longer in a lump in the pan and fully incorporates into the mixture.  Add vanilla and oats.  Stir briskly until it is combined well.  

Spread sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper on the counter.  Drop spoonfuls onto the paper.   It's ready to eat once cooled.

Those crazy Osbornes.  They are everywhere.

As I was saying, drop teaspoons onto paper and cool and eat. Work quickly.  It sets up as it cools and becomes more difficult to shape if it cools before you are done or if you are like interrupted by others like. 

By the way, a rolling boil means it is boiling across the full surface and can not be stirred down to make it stop boiling.

Once they are cool, store them in plastic or Tupperware.

Remember to put the Tupperware in the dishwasher first. 

Almost forgot:  This post was linked to the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.  Click this link to go there.

And also Tasty Tuesdays Bloghop.

And culinary bliss


  1. Yum, made these years ago also. The recipe I use also has coconut and mini marshmallows stirred in.

  2. Oh yes, no bake cookies have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember...thank you for reminding me...and thanks for sharing them w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D