Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No bake cookies

So last night my hubby calls me from work to check on me and asks "did you make any treats tonight?". I had not but was in the mood to make something. I had a couple of hours til I would need to leave to go to my best friend's house for Girls Dinner Club so I thought I would whip up a batch of these lovely little cookies. I remember being 9 probably and my mom would allow me and my 13 year old sister to make these during the summer. And every summer after that we would make these at least once or a hundred times! Since I was 10 and I'm still using the same recipe I have no idea where it originated from!

We called them Missouri No Bake Cookies (but we're from MO so I'm not sure about the correct name!)

2 cups white sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla extract


Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper, parchment paper, or alum. foil and set aside.
Combine sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and cool 1 minute.
Add Vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
Quickly drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets.
Place in refrigerator until set. Once set remove cookies from sheet and place in air tight container in a cool, dry place.