Monday, September 15, 2008

No Bake Cookies

Hey everyone! I know these look like little piles of poo, but they're actually cookies! And yummy ones too. So for those of you who have known me since middle school (Mara!) you know that I used to make these all of the time. Every Sunday in fact, and my mom would get so mad when I would use all of the oatmeal! My four year old loves helping me with these.

No Bake Cookies

1/2 c. butter, sliced
1/2 c. milk
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking cocoa
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 c. Quick oatmeal

Place butter in medium saucepan on medium heat, when melted add in milk and stir. Add sugar and baking cocoa, whisk together and turn heat up to high. Let come to a rolling boil and turn the timer on for 1 minute (very important it only boils one minute!) Continue stirring. When minute is up remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla, stir until smooth. Stir in oatmeal. Let sit 2 minutes to let the oatmeal soak up some liquid, then drop by spoonfulls onto wax, or tin foil lined plates. Place in freezer or refrigerator until hard and cool, about 1/2 hour. Makes about 24 cookies.


Anonymous said...

I remember your obsession with these! They look yummy. Yes, poo-like, but I know they're really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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kreygirl said...

So, I have been constantly on here and my entire menu next week is from the site. I also have created a huge B-Town fan base for you! So don't be surpised if strange people start commenting (beware of Kelli and Trisha :). Thanks for sharing all your talent!

Mechelle said...

I tried your recipie and had to make a few adjustments. First, the boys wanted to help so the mixture boiled a tad too long, ans second, I only had one cup of quick oats so I added a cup of coconut. they turned out surprisingly good. A little more crumbly rhan I would have liked, but very tasty.

oh and I put 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder instead of teaspoons.

NaDell said...

We used to call these no bake cookies "Gorilla Poops".
I'm following you now, so I'll get to try out your recipes sooner.
I have a recipe blog too.
Check it out. Not quite as fancy as yours, but it's good comfort food.