Sunday, July 20, 2008

No Bake Cookies

I'm sure that many of you have mastered The Art of The No Bake Cookie but, until Friday I had not! I finally figured it out! For some reason mine always turned out crumbly and I was always frustrated because I wanted yummy ones and mine never were! Well, I think I've got it! I read somewhere online that if you don't boil them for the EXACT time that the recipe calls for you will not get good results. Well, here is the recipe:


2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick oats

Lay out foil or wax paper BEFORE you make the cookies.

Combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a heavy boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat.

Add the vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal; stir well to mix up all the ingredients and plop spoon sized amounts onto foil or wax paper and let cool.

The key to making these set right is to boil them for one minute exactly. You start counting the minute once the mixture comes to a ROLLING BOIL. Use a clock with a second hand or a digital with a stop watch for accuracy.

If they never really get firm, then you didn't boil them long enough.

If they get too crumbly, then you boiled them too long. Adjust accordingly the next time you make them.



Megan Finlay said...

mmmm. I love no bake cookies. That is a good idea for the summer so you don't have to heat up the oven.

morgan said...

with my appreciation for you, I think that indian confections are more pretty

amberd. said...

seriously...does anyone love me enough to cook up a batch of these bad boys and mail them to me? I'm in desperate need....but I'm too lazy. Do you feel my pain yet? I'm trying to be rather convincing.