Sunday, February 8, 2009

No Bake Cookies

This is one of the oldest recipes I have from Kirt's grandma and one of our most favorites as well. Even my vegan eating daughter will snitch a couple! They are so quick to make and if you are having a chocolate urge like I was tonight, it's really close to instant gratification!

No Bake Cookies


2 c. sugar

1 stick butter or margarine (I use Parkay)

1/2 c. milk

3 TBSP. cocoa powder

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. When melted, add the butter, milk and cocoa powder. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and add:

1/2 cup peanut butter, stir in until melted

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups quick cooking oats

Stir until blended. Drop by TBSP. onto a waxed paper. Let cool. Enjoy!

By the way, this is a recipe where it's best to assemble and measure all the ingredients ahead of time. You should constantly stir the mixture and when it's done boiling, it's important to add things as quick as possible so it will not set up too quick.

I'm off to enjoy a few with a cold glass of milk!