I’m sure you remember these cookies from your childhood. Mamaw McGee, Sue Patrick Richard’s grandmother, taught me how to make DoDo Balls in the 4th grade and I have never forgotten the recipe. Sue says I have this recipe down to a ‘fine art’. Anyone who has been to my home has eaten DoDo Balls. This is a family tradition! Yes, we really call them DoDo Balls – the humor of a 4th grader – what can I say?
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons cocoa, not heaping
1 stick of butter
Cook above ingredients in heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to low boil for 1 and 1/2 minutes. Don’t start your time until mixture is boiling and be careful not to scorch! The cookies should be moist, not hard or dry. Remove from heat, and add:
1/2 cup peanut butter (I put much more peanut butter-close to 1 cup),
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 heaping cups oatmeal (the kind that cooks in 1 minute).
Mix well and drop onto wax paper. I use a melon scoop and make small size drop cookies.