9.09.2009

Missouri cookies for the first day of school

My mom always had cookies waiting for my sister and I after a long, hard day at school. Sometimes they were Hydrox double chocolate fudge and sometimes they were homemade. We loved Nestle Toll House cookies, peanut butter cookies with the cute little fork marks, and we most certainly adored our mom's Missouri cookies. I have never figured out why she called them Missouri Cookies. I did a search online and couldn't find any cookie with that name.

I tried a search for no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies and found one over at Brown Eyed Baker that looked just like the ones my mom used to make. The only change I made to the recipe was to add 1 tsp of cinnamon to the mix.

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For this recipe you will need:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled oats (Quick cooking oats are best but I used regular because I had them.)
Add the first five ingredients to a 4 qt. sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring. Boil for 1 minute.


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Pour oats into a large bowl. Pour chocolate mixture in with oats and give it a good stir.

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Place heaping tablespoons of batter onto wax paper like so. Place into the fridge for several hours to allow cookies to set.

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Serve to your little darlings with a tall cold glass of milk.

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Grab yourself a cookie too, sit down with them, and ask all about their day. Smile, laugh, and savor the moment!


46 comments:

Queen B. said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww ! LOVE YOUR POST !!
YEA MISSOURI ! MY HUBBY IS FROM MISSOURI !

noble pig said...

I wish my kids wanted cookies on the 1st day...instead they chose pound cake. These look yummy. Scootch on over and I'll sit down and have one.

Angie's Recipes said...

The cookies look so great...healthy and delicious.

Angie's Recipes

Get Real Girl said...

Yum, I am going to have to try these.

5 Star Foodie said...

These are scrumptious cookies, a perfect treat after school!

TheKitchenWitch said...

Kim, my angel...you had me at "no-bake."

BarbaraJean said...

Here's Mom... I called them Missouri Cookies because that is the name the teacher gave them. I learned to make them in Homemaking class in the 7th Grade. They have always been a favorite of mine. I think you should have me over next time you make them and sit down with me and ask me about my day! :)

Chow and Chatter said...

great recipe and what a sweet mummy you are lol Rebecca

doggybloggy said...

oh wow - I remember these cookies from when I was a kid (they made them in the school cafeteria) except they were spread in a cookie pan - cooled and then cut into squares - thanks for the great memory and a simple simon prep - I will be making these often now that I know about them again.....

Cucinista said...

V. cute story, and great recipe. I'm very excited by a cookie recipe that doesn't involve baking.

Lynn said...

These are really similar to my grandma's chocolate oatmeal cookies, which we LOVE!! Best cookies ever! She wasn't from Missouri, though; she was from Virginia.

Pam said...

Printed. These look perfect! My kids would really dig them after school.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is a great recipe. Easy to do and delicious at the same time. I love cookies and I wanna try this..

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

These look yummy! Never had a chocolate oatmeal cookie before!

Mami said...

Oh love sweet days.i like your post.thank you for sharing!

Heidi said...

I live in Missouri and have never heard these called Missouri cookies, but my mom makes ones basically the same, without the cinnamon, and she has always lived in Missouri. Good things come from Missouri :)

Natalie said...

just stumbled upon your blog and love it! :) i live in MO so i love that these are called missouri cookies...we always just called them "no-bakes"

Kate said...

Oh my goodness! I remember these cookies!!! I had totally forgotten them. These were the first cookie I made by myself! Thank you for the memories!

Erica said...

Those cookies look delicious!! I love the story :)

Velva said...

The cookies looks delicious! You may have to share these cookies with your foodie friends :-)

Melissa said...

These are some of my favorites! So good.

girlichef said...

We've always just called these No-Bake Cookies, LOL!! But I do love them and they are super addicting! I think I'll have to no-bake some up soon!

Krista said...

These were one of the first cookies that I ever made! It was for mini 4-H. I still love em'. I should definitely have these waiting for my daughter after her first day of school (Monday). Very sweet that your mom did that for you!

Julia said...

I have never seen the likes of those before!!! Maybe I need to drop some hints next door. Or maybe I just need to get off my dead butt and make them myself. Last week I actually made peanut butter cookies so why can't I make these? I have no excuses. :)

Joanne said...

I always used to have a package of Oreos mixed in milk when I came home from school. These cookies look way more appetizing, though. An ideal snack!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Your mom sounds so lovely. Those cookies look super nice and love the sentiment.
xoxo

Joyce said...

Nice memories of your Mom. My Mom would always make the Toll House cookies and we would have lots of cold milk to go along with the cookies.
Joyce

Randi Troxell said...

looks very yummy!

have a great wkend!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

A very sweet way to start of a new school year. Theselook so chewy and delish.

The imPerfect Houswife said...

YUMM - those look so easy!! I live in Missouri and have never heard of them but far be it from me to argue with a cookie!!!! I'll take 'em. Thanks for the recipe and have a great weekend ~ ♥

teresa said...

you're such a sweet mom! i'm actuallly excited for my kids to go to school, so i can make cookies for them to come home to!

Cathy said...

Aahhh, I loved those times when my kids came home from school and told me about their day. What great memories.

I must try these cookies. I know i would like the crunchiness of the oats. And how easy this is!

Mary said...

These look awfully good. What a perfect treat for afterschool. It won't be long before they can do these by themselves.

Faith said...

What an awesome mom you are! These look like the perfect food to come home to after a long day!

nora@ffr said...

wow!1 m loving this cookies soo much!1 soo healthy and simple!! m sure gonna give a try! thanx
cheers!

the epicurean's market said...

Those look so GOOD! Way to go mama! ~Mina

MaRiN said...

I love a good no bake cookie. So simple and delicious. What a wonderful way to start off the new school year!

Mimi said...

That's very similiar if not the same as "No Bake" cookies I grew up with. Yum, pass the milk!

Donna-FFW said...

These look super fantastic!!

Suzi said...

Can't wait to try these!

Claudia said...

What a grand mom you are. Delectable cookies, a cold glass of milk. Does life get better than this?

Katy ~ said...

Perfect for celebrating the first day...or the last and all the days in 'tween, I think!

A Year on the Grill said...

My mother is from Missouri and she made these... thanks for reminding me of her. Think I will give her a call

Barbara Bakes said...

My neighbor made these cookies all the time when I was growing up. My kids love them too!

Lisa said...

Interesting about the name. I have seen these quite often but don't remember what other people have called them. Maybe Missouri Cookies will be a name I can remember.

Martha Ray Deen said...

Loved this! We called them Missouri cookies as well, (and I live in S.C.) but I don't remember the cinnamon. This was a nice twist! :D

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