2 2/3 cups uncooked “quick 1-minute” oats (not old-fashioned or instant oatmeal)
1 stick butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup milk (2 percent or whole milk)
½ cup Handsome Carver’s Pumpkin Pie Peanut Spread
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chopped walnuts, golden raisins and dried cranberries to taste
Place 2 sheets of wax paper about 18 inches long on the counter. Measure out oats and set aside.
Cut butter into 4 pieces and place in a 2 ½ to 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. When butter starts to melt, add sugar, milk and salt. Raise heat to medium high. Stir until mixture just comes to a boil, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Set a timer for 2 minutes. Keeping the mixture at a moderate boil, cook and stir exactly 2 minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat and immediately stir in Handsome Carver’s Pumpkin Pie Peanut Spread until melted and incorporated then stir in vanilla and oats until thoroughly incorporated.
Per preference add to mixture chopped walnuts, golden raisins and dried cranberries.
Drop the cookie mixture onto the wax paper. Use about 2 tablespoons of mixture for each cookie. Let stand at room temperature until firm, about 30 minutes or longer.
Substitute Handsome Carver’s Pumpkin Pie Peanut Spread with Handsome Carver’s Vanilla Almond Butter.