Cooking 101 - No Bake Cookies

Whatta Classic!!!

While I had a house full of sickies, and while I cleaned and took care of people, I had this burning desire for....No Bake Cookies...???  Honestly--who doesn't love a No-Bake?  I'm embarassed to admit that I devoured *ahem* a lot of these.  They're freakishly good.

And since I had these cute little paper wrappers, I thought I'd try making my cookies into an oblong shape--and I love it!  What a fun way to package and give your cookies away! {gasp!}

Original recipe from:  One More Moore

1/2 C. Butter
2 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Milk
4 T. Cocoa powder
1/2 C. Crunchy peanut butter (I love Skippy All-Natural Super Chunk...no hydroginated oil)
3 1/2 C. Quick oats
2 T. Vanilla

Combine butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan; cook on medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.  Boil for one minute.

Stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.  Spoon onto waxed paper and let cool for a few hours.

And then try hard not to eat all of them!!  


Chelle said...

When I was 12-16 we lived in Alberta and had a upright freezer..so I made these cookies at least once a week...man I loved those cookies. I should try again..just no freezer and I prefer them out of the freezer.

Dara said...

I had a craving for these last Sunday night and I pretty much ate them all. There is something about them that is just so comforting.

Debbie said...

I love to add raisins or coconut to these as well. No matter how you make them they are yummy.

Pinecone Camp said...

I have all the ingredients for these right now ;) They look fantastic!

Sarah said...

Have you ever tried "No Bake Tropical Cookies"?? They are SO good. I have to give them away or I eat them all.

(It's really easy to just double the recipe since that uses the whole bag of white chocolate chips. Plus then there is more to share. And I always put extra lime in because it's tasty.)

1 cup white chocolate chips
5 tablespoon butter
16 large marshmallows
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoon grated lime zest
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Melt the white chocolate chips with the butter, marshmallows, and lime juice over Low heat in a large saucepan, stirring until blended and smooth.

Remove from the heat. Cool 5 minutes.

Stir in the lime zest, ginger, oats, and coconut.

Working quickly, drop by rounded teaspoons onto wax-paper lined baking sheets. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours.

Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

I hope you like them. When they are cold, they have a caramel consistency! Yum!


Angela Brian said...

good call. no bake cookies are the best! i lived in a small eskimo village for two years where my husband and i were dorm parents at a boarding school... and what was the absolute favorite dessert of my dorm kids, you guessed it, NO BAKE COOKIES!

your recipe is a little different then mine, can't wait to try it out!

thanks for the post, you sure make my tummy excited!