I didn't forget... Okay, I sorta forgot, but then I remembered, so it's all good, right?
So here's the recipe for my no bake cookies. It's been handed down from generation to generation (as in my mom had it and gave it to me and I'll give it to the Kid if she wants it).
No Bake Cookies
1/2 stick butter (4 T)
1/2 c milk
1/3 c baking cocoa
2 c sugar
3 c oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 T vanilla
1/2 c smooth peanut butter
Put the butter, milk, cocoa and sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil - stirring constantly. Keep stirring and boil for 1 minute exactly. (And I do mean exactly - less means the cookies won't set, more means they'll be dry and brittle.) Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in oats. (This must be done as quick as you can so the stuff doesn't set in the pan.) Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto tin foil. Cool and eat. (Completely or just enough so you don't burn your mouth if you can't wait for cool cookies.)
Easy peasy, right?
Okay, so when I made these a few days ago, I was short on milk and used evaporated milk that I already had open. They turned out a little creamier. You can also add raisins if you like. Those are pretty good. Also, if you use old fashioned oats, the longer they sit, the less chewy the oats are, so by the next day or the day after, they're perfect.