Saturday, March 24, 2007

No Baking Here

While the husband is away, the wife will bake. :) I decided to make some No Bake Cookies for Tony today while he was out. So easy and so darn good.

I decided to play around with the recipe a little. So once I had 90% of my cookies scooped out I added some coconut to the remaining mixture to see what kind of flavor the coconut would add to the cookies. It was surprisingly good! I will be adding it as an optional ingredient to my recipe.



No Bake Cookies
(Source: Amber's Delectable Delights)


Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional, 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- Optional, 1/3 cup flaked coconut

Directions:

  1. Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper, parchment paper, or alum. foil and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and cool 1 minute.
  3. Add peanut butter and stir until melted. Add oats, vanilla, peanuts and coconut (if desired) and mix well.
  4. Quickly drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets.
  5. Place in refrigerator until set. Once set remove cookies from sheet and place in air tight container in a cool, dry place.

3 comments:

Carrie said...

I use to make these all the time as a kid! I will have to bring out the kid in me and try them!!

Joelen said...

These are great cookies... and yours came out great! Reminds me of good times when I had them last :)

Cara said...

mmm I love these! I am full, but you're making me hungry!