Okay, they’re not really poodle turds. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe for no-bake chocolate-oatmeal cookies. The lady had a sick sense of humor, and played many pranks in her day. A few years back she used to sell homemade Poodle Turds at PoodleTurds.com. My husband Photoshopped my smile on a poodle and Buttons, the smiling mascot was born, selling Poodle Turds like hotcakes.
2 cups organic sugar
1/2 cup raw milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) organic butter
5 level tablespoons cocoa powder
Combine the ingredients above in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it go to full boil for 2 minutes while stirring continuously.
Remove from heat and quickly mix in:
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups instant oatmeal
Scoop cookies onto wax paper and let it harden as it cools.