Adapted from Patty Piner's soul food cookbook Sweets, these chewy chocolate cookies are made entirely on the stovetop.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 8 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Bring sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in oats, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Using a 1-oz. scoop or 2 tablespoons, drop cookies onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 10 minutes.