These cookies may also be called penuche oatmeal drops.
Penuche describes the original flavor of fudge. It’s what fudge was before someone brilliant decided to add chocolate. They are very simple cookies. However, if you don’t like the texture of oats in your cookies, they will not be a good fit for you.
They are very soft if your house is very warm. Keep this in mind.
It’ll be hard to wait for these goodies to cool enough to handle. You may speed up the process in the refrigerator.
These cookies can be left in their rustic drop shapes or you can round them using the technique in this gif:
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optionaL) you could also try it with peacans for variety
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, and stir in the sugar, milk and vanilla.
- Bring just to a boil, stirring often.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats and chopped nuts.
- Pour the sugar and butter over the oats and stir until they are thoroughly coated.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto wax paper.
- Attempt to let the cookies rest undisturbed until they have cooled completely.
If your home is warmer than 75°F, you may want to opt for the refrigerator option, regardless.
Try toasting the nuts for extra flavor
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