Saturday, August 18, 2007

No Bake Cookies


I haven't even thought about No Bake Cookies since high school. I worked at a pretzel/cookie place and loved eating the No Bake's. Recently while perusing some cooking blogs, I came across a recipe for these yummy treats. This recipe was found at Amber's Delectable Delights blog. I loved her adaptation using coconut. I added the coconut and the nuts which are both listed as optional.


Here's the 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:
Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper, parchment paper, or alum. foil and set aside.
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.

Add peanut butter and stir until melted.


Add oats, vanilla, peanuts and coconut (if desired) and mix well.


Quickly drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets.


Place in refrigerator until set. Once set remove cookies from sheet and place in air tight container in a cool, dry place.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I am so glad you enjoyed these.