The Shady Porch: Easy No-Bake Cookie


Easy No-Bake Cookie

Easy No Bake Cookies by The Shady Porch
Spoon onto wax or parchment paper and allow to cool
The first time I tasted this cookie was at lunch in my high school cafeteria. Later, we made them in Home Economics class, and I've been making them ever since. This recipe I still use today is written in a cookbook I've had since high school.
As the name suggests, these cookies are incredibly easy to make and can be finished in minutes. There is a good deal of sugar and butter involved, but, to help balance the good and evil scale, there are significant amounts of oats and peanut butter, too!
It is satisfying if you want a cookie, but also if you're craving candy. (It really could go either way! ;D)
Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and oats
No-Bake Cookie Ingredients

 2 cups sugar (Splenda Blend works well too!)
1/4 cup cocoa or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter (1/4 c.)
2 cups oats (preferably quick 1 minute oats)
1/2 cup peanut butter (preferably the smooth)
Directions: Mix sugar, milk, butter and cocoa (or chocolate chips) in large saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring often.

Allow a full rolling boil for 90 seconds without stirring. Watch closely to prevent boil over.
[If you boil too long, the cookies are crumbly; if they don't boil long enough, you might have to eat them with a spoon].

Remove pan from heat and add peanut butter and oats. Stir until the peanut butter and oats are well incorporated.

Drop cookie mix by heaping tablespoon onto wax or parchment paper, and allow to cool.
Easy No Bake Cookies by The Shady Porch
Serve with a cold glass of milk!
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