My son used to love to eat Mud Cookies when he was small. He delighted in telling his friends, "Mom lets me eat mud." For a creamy mixture and a smoother taste, mix the peanut butter with the vanilla before stirring into the batter. Makes 4 dozen

1/2 cup Butter or margarine, softened 125 mL
2 cup White sugar 500 mL
3 tbsp Cocoa 50 mL
1/2 cup Milk 125 mL
1/2 cup Peanut Butter 125 mL
1 tsp Vanilla 5 mL
3 cups Quick-cooking oats 750 mL

Heat butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and oats. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or a cookie sheet. let cool.

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