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.
No questions. Mmmm, cookies. Off to see if I have everything I need in my pantry :) Thanks!!ReplyDelete
I forgot to add 'stir constantly' but you know that, right? Have fun and enjoy!Delete
Oh, Yum! And these are gluten-free* so I can make them without changes!ReplyDelete
* fyi - Oats are gluten-free, but are usually processed in factories where wheat dust is floating around. Some of us need to worry about that.
Yay! Glad I could post something you can try, Deb. =o)Delete
Yeah, it's like plain M&Ms are still risky for people with peanut allergies.
The Only has a recipe similar to this. Good stuffs! :)ReplyDelete
Good and easy, Silver. I also have a recipe for no-bakes that are strictly peanut butter. If I find it, I'll post it, too.Delete
Hmmm, I'm pretty sure you just described southern Preacher Cookies, m'dear! The tale is, the cookies are so quick and easy to make that when you see your preacher walkin' up the drive, you can whip together some cookies for him for the visit ;) My in-laws have an amazing version of this, but apparently its a family recipe and I can't share =PReplyDelete
LOL, I'm sure they have different names all over the country, Nat. I've also seen them made with those crunchy Chinese noodles and called haystacks. Cool that they have a secret recipe that they shared with you. That's when you know you're part of the family. =o)Delete