Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Forgotten Cookie: No Bakes!

As I said before, I have a broken oven and it is putting me in baking withdraw. LOL.
I told my husband yesterday that I was thinking of going to one of my girlfriends house to bake in their oven. His response:

"Are you crazy?" "Why can't you just wait?"

For those foodies who also have that undying passion to bake can relate. It has been almost a week since my ovens heating element exploded on me. I actually ordered the part for next day delivery. I hope to get it today. CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR ME.

Anyway, I was trying to come up with a great cookie for my baby girls without baking...

Then I remembered the days my mom would make these insanely yummy cookies. I could eat the whole batch. (Still could...)It was a huge hit. My girls loved them.

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1 stick of butter
1/2 cp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cps. vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
3 HEAPING TB of unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cps instant cooking oats
1/2 cp. peanut butter
1. Add the butter, milk, vanilla, vanilla sugar and salt to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from oven. QUICKLY add the oats and peanut butter. Then spoon onto parchment paper. Let set up.
Let me just say, I have had trouble with no-bakes sitting up. You have to let it rapidly boil for only a minute and then add the remaining ingredients.