Saturday, November 6, 2010

Great Grandma's No Bake Cookies

 I foresee lots of cookie baking in our future! I am starting to get excited for the holidays. Thinking about our Thanksgiving menu, we are having Mario's Mom & Step Dad over.  The The Pioneer Woman has been posting lots of yummy recipes the last week or so. I have already printed out a few I am going to try.  I've pulled out my old & new Holiday editions of Bon Apetit & Cooking Light.  I'm going to make the infamous Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte and am trying to decide between this Pecan Pie from Ree or this Caramel Apple Pie from Cooking Light. After that Christmas Eve we'll host a open house here which includes numerous kinds of Christmas cookies! My Mom always had so many different choices on Christmas and by the time the day came, our freezer was stocked with goodies. The trick was to see how many you could skim off the top in the weeks before with out it looking like your sticky little fingers had been into her precious stash! :) The fudge was the GOLD prize but because the neat little rows it was pretty obvious when too many of those went missing.

This morning we made my Great Grandma's No Bake Cookie recipe.  Not for the holidays, just as a treat for Daddy.  He loves them. They aren't at the top of the pretty cookie list but boy are they easy, yummy,  rich and chocolatey! Pour yourself a BIG glass of milk before you dive into one of these!

No Bake Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter (optional)
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
2 Cups Quick Oatmeal
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Bring Butter, Sugar, Milk & Cocoa to a boil in saucepan.
Boil at a rolling boil, stirring constantly, for 3 solid minutes.
Take off burner. Add Peanut Butter, Vanilla & Oatmeal.
Drop quickly by spoonful on wax paper.
Let set.
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