Monday, May 10, 2010

The Easiest, Yummiest, Peanut-Buttery-est, No-Bake Cookie Goodness you will ever make!

I.Love.No-Bake Cookies. Actually, I love any sweetness that you don't have to bake (and all of those that you do have to bake, too!). :) But these....oh, these...are so easy a caveman can do it. Plus, the ingredients you need you probably already have in your pantry. I got this recipe from my friend Melanie. Mel is always making yummy things, and these are one of her specialties.

Melanie's No-Bake Cookies

1 stick butter
1 T. cocoa**
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oats

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add cocoa, sugar and milk and stir well. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter. Add oats one cup at a time and stir well until all incorporated. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let set for a few minutes or until cookies are "dry". Enjoy!!

These are soooooo good! And sooooooo easy! The tricky part is the boiling for 1 minute part. If you boil for less or more than one minute, the cookies will not turn out. Enjoy-- but I'm warning you, don't eat too many of them or you will definitely get a belly ache!!

**If you like your cookies more chocolatey, you can add more cocoa to the mixture. These are light brown in color (kind of like the color of brown sugar) because of the amount of cocoa added.

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