Wednesday, October 14, 2009

No- Bake -Cookies

If you like chewy chocolate cookies, then this would be the recipe for you. It is a recipe that doesn't take too long to make on top of the stove, but it takes your full attention while you make it. The proper timing in this recipe frustrates some, but once you get it down, its really easy.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 stick of butter (margarine is fine in this recipe...cause it is not baked)
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal (measure well)
1 tsp. vanilla

Lay out wax paper on a counter large enough to drop a batch of cookies onto.
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a cooker.
Using a LOW TO MEDIUM HEAT CONSTANTLY STIR mixture bringing it to a full rolling boil, (that is as soon as all of it is boiling good....outside,inside, everywhere!), NOW TIME IT FOR ONE MINUTE AND 20 SECONDS AND KEEP STIRRING ALL AREAS OF THE COOKER SO IT DON'T SCALD.......proper timing is everything here so I would suggest using your stove timer. Next step, remove from heat quickly, add peanut butter, oatmeal, and vanilla. Mix well. Quickly drop cookies by teaspoonful onto wax paper because you only have so much time before they start forming. Let them cool, and enjoy.

P.S._________________________________________________________________ If your cookies are hard and dry looking you cooked them too long, or used too high of a heat. There is no fix for when that happens.
If your cookies are runny and not forming a solid looking cookie, you probably didn't cook them on a high enough heat long enough, or failed to add enough oatmeal. You can try to add more oatmeal, and it might make them eatible, just not as pretty, as you will see dry pieces of oatmeal sticking out of the cookie. This recipe may take a time or two before you perfect it, but it is worth it...because they were always one of my families favorites!



  2. I had to compare your recipe with mine. It was the same except the timing. Mine always are too soft! I will carefully time them next time! Thanks for the hint. Enjoyed reading all your blogs!