TikTok's Boiled Cookies Are Much Better Than They Sound

TikTok user @bdylanhollis, whose real name is B. Dylan Hollis, is most known for his recreation of vintage recipes from the Great Depression to the 1980s, per Eater. Simply scrolling through his TikTok page, you can see the variety of recipes he recreates. From bean cake and seafood mousse to Velveeta fudge and Coca-Cola salad, he tackles it all. In fact, most of the vintage recipes that he recreates are just as bad as they sound, like an ice cream coleslaw recipe from 1973 that he describes as tasting "like how a dentist's office smells," per TikTok.

Other times, the recipes that he recreates may sound terrible, but they end up tasting delicious. For example, he recreated a chocolate beet cake from 1966 that included blended pickled beets in the cake batter and a chocolate ganache topping (via TikTok). Hollis took a bite of the unorthodox cake and was pleasantly surprised, calling it "fantastic." Hollis recently shared another vintage recipe recreation on his social media page, and his reaction isn't what you'd expect.

Boiled cookies are also known as preacher cookies or no-bake cookies

TikTok user B. Dylan Hollis shared a very interesting recipe for boiled cookies from 1953. You read that right. Boiled cookies. They are called boiled cookies because the ingredients are boiled. Luckily, the recipe is pretty simple, with only seven ingredients: butter, sugar, milk, powdered cocoa, peanut butter, quick oats, and vanilla extract. The first four ingredients are boiled for one minute before mixing the remaining ingredients together. The cookies are then scooped by the spoonful and dropped onto wax paper, where they are left to harden. Interestingly, many people in the comments said they make cookies that are very similar and call them "no bakes" because they don't have to bake in an oven like traditional cookies.

These boiled cookies are also called cow patties or preacher cookies, perĀ The New York Times Cooking. While the exact origin of boiled cookies is unknown, they are often referred to as preacher cookies because, during that time, housewives would need something to prepare quickly when they saw a preacher traveling to their home on horseback. And, it just so happened that boiled cookies could be made and ready by the time the preacher arrived. According to a forum on Civil War Talk, the cookies take about 15 to 20 minutes to fully set. Of course, nowadays, you can place them in a fridge to speed up the process.