Baking it Old School Today

Here in sunny South Carolina in the middle of July it is HOT, HOT, HOT! But for some reason I still have an urge to get in the kitchen and create something sweet. That’s when my tried and true No Bake Chocolate Cookie recipe, which I’ve been making for more years than I care to admit, comes in so handy. And they are the perfect summer cookie since you don’t use your oven. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this recipe or have just forgotten about how easy and yummy these little chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal morsels are. No matter what the reason, when it’s 93 degrees outside, humidity hovering around 60 percent and you are craving some homemade chocolate goodness,  grab these pantry and fridge staples and get started!

No Bake Chocolate Cookies 

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick oats

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to boil while stirring constantly. Once boiling, let cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Continue stirring until peanut butter is melted. Then quickly add the uncooked quick oats. Stir until all the oats are mixed in. Add raisins if you want to be daring. Then spray a teaspoon with non-stick cooking spray, wiping off any excess. Drop a mounded teaspoon of the mixture onto waxed or parchment paper. Depending on size, the recipe should make 36 cookies though the best I’ve ever gotten is 32. Let the cookies set until cool and then store in air-tight container. Trust me…it may be easier to not even put the lid on the container…that’s how fast they go in my house!

And now for your viewing (and drooling) pleasure!





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