November 23, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies + 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

 I'm linking this recipe to 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies.  It's realllly time to start thinking about Christmas cookies.  Here's a quick recipe that would make a tasty addiction addition to any cookie platter.

Over the years, I've become skilled enough to make this recipe over a commercial break. 

Though I've included measurements for you, of course, I don't measure it.

Very rarely, does it come out badly.  The only way you can mess this up is to let it boil for too long.

I eat it out of the saucepan while drinking a big glass of milk.

Usually on a Friday night.  Usually while perusing the internet and watching 20/20.

This is why we don't go out.  It doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies

2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup milk
3 T. cocoa powder
5 T. peanut butter
4 T. butter

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium low heat.  Add the cocoa powder, milk, and sugar.  Stir together well.  Keep over medium low heat.  Bring to a boil.  This will take a few minutes.  Keep stirring.  Let boil for exactly 1 minute.  No more, no less.
Remove from the heat.  Add vanilla and peanut butter.  When the peanut butter is almost all melted into the chocolate mixture, stir in the oats.  Mix well.  Spoon onto a cookie sheet in tablespoon size dollops.  Let cool and enjoy!

My two favorite ways to eat these cookies:  Warm, straight out of the pan and frozen, straight out of the freezer.  

Being shared at:
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  1. Awesome! I think those would make me happy on a Friday night too. :)

  2. LOL I so see me doing that on a Friday night, much better than going out.

  3. I LOVE no bakes. The first time I ever made them myself, I was astounded by how easy and quick they were!

  4. Hee, we don't go out on Friday nights anymore, either. I'd definitely rather stay home and eat these cookies!

  5. OH...we love these cookies! I have a recipe that makes them without the PB, which makes a nice variation!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for sharing this. It always nice to have a couple of no-bake cookie recipes handy!

  7. Oooh what a cool and yummy idea. New follower here! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!


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