Hi! Once again, I was reading through posts in the Reader and did a search on cookies. I came across quite a few things I wanted to make. However, I am out of a few ingredients so that narrowed it down to only a few. I came across this No-Bake Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate cookies, which my family actually calls just plain ol’ No-Bake Cookies. My mom always made these in my childhood, so it was cool to come across a recipe for it. Next thing you know, I’m at the stove, melting the butter and whatnot.
Of course, I did tweak it to make it my own, but the ingredients are still the same. Just the measurements are different.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
Tiny bit of salt
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3 cups oats (I used quick oats from Betty Crocker)
1. Grab some parchment paper and line over cookie sheets or just lay on the counter.
2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter, milk, vanilla, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Keep stirring until it becomes a rapid boil. Let boil for 1 minute.
3. Take off heat and stir in peanut butter until completely smooth. Then stir in oats until completely covered.
4. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the parchment paper.
5. Let cool for about 30 minutes, or until set.
Enjoy! What kind of cookies did you guys make during your childhood? Any specific kind that is still one of your favorites today?