A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
I make anywhere between 17 and 23 dozen cookies each Christmas season. I also bake bread and make homemade jam. I generally give most of them away to family, friends and co-workers. This year, I have no family and no co-workers and just a smattering of new friends in my new home state.
One of the types cookies I make pretty much only at Christmas are No Bake Cookies. I have no idea why I don’t make them at other times during the year because they are SO easy and literally only take about 15 minutes from start to finish. Oh wait… probably because I don’t need to eat them year-round 😉
I thought No Bake Cookies were pretty much something everyone made so I never put in my recipe section here, but some of my Twitter friends said they don’t have recipes for it. So here it is:
No Bake Cookies
Cook and boil the following for 1-2 minutes and then take off the heat:
– 1/4 pound (4oz) of stick butter
– 2 cups of sugar
– 1/2 cup of milk
– 3 tablespoons of cocoa
After removing from heat, add the following:
– 1/2 cup peanut butter
– 1 teaspoon vanilla (but I generally add 2 teaspoons because I love vanilla so much)
– 3 cups of quick oats
Stir well and then drop from spoon onto waxed paper. Let cool and harden. Enjoy!
See? Now wasn’t that easy?