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!