Monday, February 15, 2010

No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

My family is now one bigger, my nephew CV arrived January 2010 and boy is he a cutie. I was able to go and stay with my sister and brother-in=law. These cookies are a favorite of the new dad, created by his Mom (or so I was told). I made both the regular and peanut butter version. I even had some with football strings piped for the superbowl (those didn't make it to the photo shoot). Here is the recipe:

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. On medium heat, bring to a boil for one full minute.

Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter (optional), vanilla and oatmeal.

Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

Note: if you are making this with kids, the batter is very warm, be careful you can transfer to bowl from the pot and use spoons.

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