Thursday, September 8, 2011

No Bake Cookies

Luke is in his senior year at Miami and in his first apartment and he is learning how to cook. He requested this recipe, one of he and Tim's favorites. The trick to getting these to set up is to follow the instructions to boil rapidly for one minute. I set the timer for this because under-cooking means they won't set up and over-cooking means they'll be turn hard as rocks when cool. It also helps to let the goop cool a little in the pan before dropping onto the cookie sheet.


1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
3 T. cocoa

Cook these four ingredients together in heavy saucepan, stirring constantly, bring to rapid boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add:

1/2 cup peanut butter (stir in until smooth)
And 3 cups oats (I always have the old-fashioned, whole oats on hand, but I grind them a little bit before adding them.)

Stir all together until mixture is uniform, let cool a minute or two in pan, then drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet.