Sunday, July 14, 2013

No-Bake Cookies

Hello all, I hope you had a great weekend! We were busy busy - just a few days left until our County Fair, & all the things that go with it! Michael & I spent most of the weekend baking. I am entering on my own for the very first time - foods & photography. Next year, I think I will skip the foods & just enter photography. Sooo much easier ... just pick out some photos in the category ... order prints ... mount onto poster board .. VOILA! Fair Entry. Unlike foods, which you have to bake, cook, decorate, or can. I ended up making 4 foods with Michael, & just 2 for me. Which is fine ... he is more important as he is the one in 4H. But maybe next year I'll take the Monday before off. Which is tomorrow. Which I didn't take off. 

Last year we were just getting home from Disney World. Talk about stress, lol! Michael & I baked cookies before we left & froze them. That is a good plan if you have no other choice, but if I'm going to be judged on a food item I really want it to be fresh. We'll see what next year brings. 

Anyway, I wanted to share a recipe that is PERFECT for summer - because you don't need to turn on the oven. I wish I could remember where I got this recipe but it was handwritten, so it was a loooong time ago LOL. I don't hand write anything anymore! So here ya go:


2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)

Mix the sugar, butter, cocoa & milk in a medium saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Add the peanut butter & vanilla. Mix quickly until peanut butter melts, then add the oatmeal & mix until blended. Drop spoonfuls onto tin foil, wax or parchment paper. Allow to set & cool completely. Makes 2 dozen 3 inch cookies. 

See? Not only perfect for summer because there is no stove heat, but also a perfect recipe for a young one to make, say for a 4h project? 

(BTW, if anyone can guide me as to how to make recipes printable, I would really appreciate it. I can't figure it out. I'll send you cookies! Well, virtual cookies .....)

We made a few other goodies that I will share with you soon, hopefully my computer will speed up by that time. I upgraded a couple of weeks ago & it's been SO slow. I'm so glad I'm paying MORE per month now, to have HALF the speed I had before. Doesn't the internet know I have things to do? They should have special speedy-as-lightning service JUST for busy moms!

Have a super week! 


Squirrel x said...

Damn, and I was just going to ask for a parcel of ready made cookies - but I am dieting, so you may have saved me rushing headlong into temptation. Again. Hugs xx

Stressed Stamper said...

like the idea of no baking - would love one now - alas off to Zumba
Sarah x

Linda Palmer said...

I remember making them when my kids were young. I also remember my son and BFF's sister making them with roly poly's and feeding them to their two older brothers because they teased them all the really was funny. Thanks for reminding me about some fun times in my kids life. I know they are delicious made right as I have made them many times, and might do some tonight.

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