Mmm… Monday #16: No Bake Cookies

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
~Author Unknown

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:

Mmmm... total chocolate and peanut butter yumminess!

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?

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5 thoughts on “Mmm… Monday #16: No Bake Cookies

  1. I miss no bakes! Every time I make them, they’re still grainy from the sugar…I’ve tried everything, including adding less. It’s my “one thing” I can’t make.

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