Monday, November 17, 2014

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Recently, I found myself in the mood to whip up a batch of cookies - only to discover I didn't have any eggs. I was feeling way too lazy to make a special trip to the store so I had to get creative. 

Fortunately, I didn't have to try too hard, as I found this simple recipe for no-bake cookies. No eggs. No bake. No fuss. I like it ;)


No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe from The Comfort Kitchen by Katie Lee

1 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 - 3 cups rolled oats

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, cocoa powder, milk and vanilla. Heat until sugar has dissolved, then add the peanut butter. Remove from heat and stir in the oats. The mixture should be thick.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto the parchment. Let the cookies sit for about an hour or until firmed up, then enjoy with a glass of milk!

Tell me: What is your favorite no-fuss treat?

- ST

6 comments:

  1. I love no bake cookies! My favorite easy treat is liteterally called easy dessert. My grandma used to make it all the time and I'm not sure if it was her recipe or if that was even the exact name but it's just a base of flour, sugar, and melted stick of butter, divided into equal parts with one half pressed down into a baking dish and the other sprinkled on top so it's kinda like a streusel and you just put whatever pie filling is your favorite in the middle before you bake it. I'll have to post the measurements and recipe on the blog next time I make it. :)Ha. This made me laugh. I would totally be a granda because I never learned how to ride a bike! I've even had a friend who's a triathlete try to teach me and no...I just can't get the whole balancing thing haha:)

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    1. Yes, please post the recipe next time you make it - sounds delicious! Grandma recipes are the best :)

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  2. No bake cookies, how have I not ever heard of this:)
    I'm going to have to try these, I will probably leave out the chocolate (as I am one of those rare people who don't like it.) But oatmeal, peanut butter still sound good:)
    I'm not much of a baker, but when I do bake I do like snickerdoodle cookies, but I wouldn't call them completely "no fuss", but they are close to it:)

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    1. I love snickerdoodle cookies! The crunchy sugar cinnamon topping is addicting :)

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  3. Oh, I don' t think I've ever had no bake cookies but they sound delicious and so easy!

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    1. I think I'll have to try other varieties next - They really are simple to make!

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