It’s the most wonderful time of the year……..Lots of eating and baking and pie and cake making and holiday beer……It’s the most wonderful time….of the yearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr……..
No I am guessing those aren’t the correct lyrics, but I think they are way better so there’s that. And it brings me to the point of this post, No. Bake. Cookies. This time of year, my poor oven is on overdrive and sometimes, too many things needing too many different temps will make me forget to bake something – usually cookies.
But not this year…..Not. This. Year.
This year, I scoured the internets in search of a no bake cookie that did not include peanut butter. Now before you lovers of butter of the peanut get all in a tiff, I too enjoy peanut butter, just not in my cookie. Unless its a sandwich, specifically a Do-Si-Do (shout out to my fellow Girl Scouts).
Anyways, I found a recipe and it did not disappoint. It went better than I thought, if I do say so myself. So here we go….
2 cups sugar
3 cups oats (I am definitely a baking from scratch newb, because I had to ask if these could be quick oats. Simply put – NO)
1/3 cup cocoa (again, newb, you CANNOT use hot chocolate mix….go figure)
1/2 cup milk
8 tbsp butter (1 whole stick)
- Take a medium saucepan and mix sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa. Set your stove to medium heat.
- Every few minutes stir the mix. (Here’s a tip: While your mix is boiling get your wax/parchment paper ready.)
- When your mix is boiling, take off heat and turn off stove. Mix in the oats. Make sure there are no pure white oats.
- Take a spoon and scoop out a good size and plop it on your wax paper, etc.
- Let them cool for about an hour or put in freezer for 20 minutes. Makes about 12 cookies. ENJOY!
Now, what I can say is that it was a bit too wet when I did the first batch, but the second batch was better since I let the batter firm up a bit more. Also, this is very rich, one cookie was plenty for me. At breakfast. And lunch. and dinner. (don’t judge me, its the holidays remember?) Also, do not sit them out until ready to serve, and then keep them on ice. They can and will melt kinda quick.
Other than that, most definitely enjoy these quick and easy cookies. These are definitely older kid friendly, and a great way to pass some time while trying to nap in between servings. Or on a Sunday afternoon. Or Wednesday after work…..
OR EVEN BETTER……….
You can go and check out the rest of the bloggers in the 2018 Houseful of Cookies Blog Hop
Holiday Rich Butter Cookies – Houseful Of Nicholes
Rolo Pretzel Cookies – Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Ashley & Co
Minty Holiday Cookies – Amy Ever After
Scottish Shortbread Christmas Cookie Wedges – Albion Gould
Loaded Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – This Worthey Life
Brown Sugar Shortbread – Eat Picks
Pretty Decorated Sugar Cookies – 100 Directions
Christmas Rose Cookies – Divas With A Purpose
Nutella Brownie Cookies – Big Green Pen
Norwegian Cookies – Kringla – Little Family Adventure
Cake Mix Christmas Cookies – Mom Generations
Happy Holiday Baking!!