What’s better than being able to make cookies straight from the things that we already have in our pantry? Kids love to help in the kitchen, especially if it results in a yummy, tasty treat! This is a simple, kid friendly cookie that they will be sure to want to help make. With little work at all, together you’ll be on your way to enjoying this chocolaty – peanut butter treat!


  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter 

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • large pinch of kosher salt


  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

  • Bring the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then let boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, and stir to combine.

  • Drop teaspoon sized portions onto the wax paper. Let cool. 

  • Store any uneaten cookies in an airtight container.