We speak of disasters around here often. Too often, I'm afraid. One thing that I consistently mess up is the waffle.
A waffle. How do you get a good waffle? And going to IHOP doesn't count. I want to make a good waffle!
I have to tell you, this disaster was a concerted effort. Mike whipped up this batter and then I took over in the kitchen. We concluded that you should not use the same batter for pancakes and waffles. (At least, not this recipe.)
As difficult as it is for me to achieve culinary greatness, I do succeed when it comes to dessert.
With this particular recipe, I was confident that the outcome would be good, guaranteed.
A Preacher Cookie. You're curious, right?
The story goes that a long time ago, if you saw the preacher coming down the lane, you could get these cookies prepared before he arrived at your door. They come together very quickly, with ingredients that you will always have on hand. You don't have to bake them, and the most important thing: they are delicious!
Helpers are handy!
Stir, stir, stir the butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa. I know...you already want one of these cookies!
Bring the mixture to a boil, and stir constantly for one minute.
Make sure long hair is up, so it doesn't catch on fire. (Very Important!)
I don't really have anything to say about this picture, except they're cute and sweet (when they are, that is).
And silly, sometimes.
After you stir your butter/sugar/milk/cocoa mixture, add some peanut butter, vanilla, and oats. Then drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Voila!
It is very hard to mess these up; if you are looking for a no-fail cookie, this is it!