Monday, August 13, 2007

Update #1

Time for some updates! I have been cooking and baking the last week but just haven't been updating much. I tried a couple of recipes from a fellow food blogger that I want to rave about! Amber has so many creative and "down-to-earth" recipes. I'm going to try her homemade pretzel recipe this week, can't wait!

I was out of brown sugar but craving cookies with oatmeal in them and found this recipe for no-bake cookies on Amber's blog. So easy to make but beware, they are SERIOUSLY addictive. We got about 3 dozen cookies out of this recipe and they were gone faster than any cookies I've ever made before. I've posted the recipe here with the changes I made, I used chunky peanut butter and added some coconut, delish! Check out Amber's original recipe for other recommendations on add ins.

No Bake Cookies (from Amber's Delectable Delights)

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup flaked coconut

  1. Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper, parchment paper, or alum. foil and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add peanut butter and stir until melted. Add oats, vanilla, peanuts and coconut (if desired) and mix well.
  4. Quickly drop mixture by heaping tablespoons onto lined cookie sheets.
  5. Place in refrigerator until set. Once set remove cookies from sheet and place in air tight container in a cool, dry place.


Trisha said...

These are our favorite cookies (my grandma has made these for years), especially in the summer-it doesn't heat up the house! I will have to make these again soon.

Amber said...

Oh yes, these are soo addictive! Once you start you just can't stop. I am glad you enjoyed them.