Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Throwback Cookie

Oh how I love cookies - especially cookies from my childhood.

I've been craving a certain little childhood cookie for weeks now - after I came across this old recipe. It's a recipe from an elementary school cookbook put together by the students.

Funny thing... I can save a recipe page from a thousand years ago but can't keep up with my social security card, checkbook, drivers license, birth certificate, or even cash.

Anyway. I finally got off my ever-enlarging lazy rump to anti-bake a batch.

No Bake Cookies
aka ~ No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
aka ~ No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1 stick butter - I use the real stuff, salted
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of peanut butter - I use extra chunky but you are more than welcome to use creamy
3 cups of quick oats
2 tsp vanilla

In a small pot over medium high heat combine the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa.
Bring to a high simmer while stirring continuously.
Simmer for 1 minute then remove from heat.
Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well incorporated.
Now stir in oats until evenly coated.
Quickly drop by the spoonful on to a wax paper lined baking sheet.
Let cool.

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