By Kevin Williams
A "boiled cookie" doesn't necessarily sound the most appealing...I'm picturing someone dropping a chocolate chip cookie into a pot of boiling water. Yuck. But, no, this is actually what is more commonly called a "no bake" cookie among the non-Amish. Some Amish also call these "funeral cookies." Usually for an Amish funeral food needs to be whipped up fast and for a crowd and these cookies are quick, easy, nourishing, comforting, and quick.
Even if you have tried no-bakes before, this recipe has different wrinkles to it so you might want to try these. Thanks to reader Shayla for giving this a try, they look just like the authentic Amish versions. Shayla gave them good reviews on taste also!
Amish Boiled Cookies (Funeral Cookies)
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking oats not instant
- ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
- n a small saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil and cook butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract.
- Mix in oats and pecans.