It was the end of summer. The vacation bible school exceeded even our highest hopes. Every class in the modest two classroom Independent Baptist Church was overflowing. Two large tents had been brought in, and three buses to hold all of us. I think every kid in the town was there that year. The teenage girls were being taught Christian Charm School classes. The boys were being taught archery and drivers ed. I think there was even an over lap between our Vacation Bible School and the local 4-H program. To keep all these kids in snacks the Elder women in our town were busy in the kitchens at home between the classes whipping up their favorite cookie recipe.
My favorite was Mrs K's Prayer Cookies. I asked her one day why they were called Prayer cookies and she replied that she always said a prayer that they would come out right. After making these, for many years I can see what she meant. But, no matter how they turn out, remember that they are always good. If you have a need for Chocolate cravings to be satisfied quickly, always keep these back to basic cooking ingredients in the pantry shelves.
5 Table Spoons Cocoa
(I always add a couple more)
2 Cups Sugar
3 1/2 Cups rolled oats
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Combine coca, sugar, milk, butter. Bring it to a rolling boil. Stirring Constantly. Add Oats
drop on wax paper to cool.
The reason one needs prayer for these cookies: The longer you cook the melter sugar mixute
the harder and dryer the cookies will cool too.
Cookies made with oleo instead of butter will tend to me moister.
You can also add mint flavoring instead of vanilla. Be creative, I some times add Peanut Butter.