Sunday, December 25, 2011

No-Bake Cookies

These are my favorite cookies and they always seem to disappear pretty fast around my house.  The hardest part is exerting patience while waiting for the cookies to set up.

1/2 C milk
1 stick (1/2 C) butter
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 C sugar

1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C peanut butter
pinch salt
3 C uncooked oatmeal

PREP:  Line empty counter space or table with parchment paper - enough for 4 dozen cookies.  Measure out vanilla, peanut butter, and oatmeal and set aside. Have salt shaker on hand.

In heavy saucepan add milk, butter, cocoa and sugar over MED-HIGH heat.  Stir occasionally. Bring to boil and then continue to cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, peanut butter, salt and oats.  Drop by tablespoon onto waxed or parchment paper. Let cool completely (20-30 minutes).  Store in airtight container.  Makes 3-4 dozen.

Note: The larger the cookies, the longer they take to set-up.  Patience in the key!

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