These chocolate-oatmeal unbaked cookies are a must-have part of Christmas for me. I used to make them with my mom and sister every year and I’m pretty sure the recipe was originally my great-grandma’s. So, even though I wasn’t feeling as much like baking as I’d planned, I made sure to make these cookies this week.
These are a great recipe to make with kids – Beach Girl was able to help with every step of the process. (Beach Baby just grabbed
handfuls mouthfuls of dough at every opportunity.) I will warn you, though, rolling them is messy. It took quite a few deep breaths on my part as cookie dough covered our dining room table, chairs, and floor, but I’m so glad we did it and Beach Girl had a blast.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 sticks butter
- 6 cups quick oats
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- Powdered sugar
One of my favorite things about these cookies is that they actually get better with time. They’re pretty good the day you make them, but the next day, they are out of this world. Perfect for a gift or to bring to a Christmas party!
Last year, Beach Dad took them to work and everyone thought he’d gotten them at a bakery. This year, his coworkers aren’t so lucky; he said he wanted to keep them all for himself haha!
What is your must-have Christmas food? Oddly enough, I think our family’s traditional foods are turning out to be crockpot BBQ chicken for Christmas Eve dinner and homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.