Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oh my gosh! No matter how many times I make these things, it is always like the very first time………. I was introduced to them in elementary school. I’m talking cookies that you would swap your FRIED CHICKEN for!!

They can be eaten as is, or you can put them in a bowl of milk and lap them up with a spoon after a little crushing. Mmmmmmm. No bake and easy!

You will notice after each ingredient I even informed you as to how we’re meeting most food groups with the wonderful cookies. (Okay, just let me enjoy the fantaasy.)

1 stick butter (dairy)
½ cup milk – I have used both skim and whole (dairy)
3 Tbsp cocoa powder (vegetable – well you know, cocoa bean?)
2 cups sugar (I know…I know)

Boil these first four ingredients for 3 minutes AFTER the mixtures comes to a rolling boil. When finished boiling, add the following:

½ cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) (protein)
3 cups rolled oats (starch…fiber?)

The recipe calls for a Tsp of vanilla, but I never add it. Just doesn’t need it.

You can either drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet, or pour it on the sheet and smooth it out to cut into the right size.

DO NOT under any circumstances go to the trouble of figuring the calories or “points”, and for goodness sake if you do,
don’t tell me.

4 comments:

Raine said...

we call those "no-bakes" and they are a family favorite here also

Artemis said...

I haven't thought about these cookies in years - used to call them "no-bakes". Yum! Yum!

Thanks for the memories (I'll complain about the calories after I make a batch...)
A

Artemis said...

I haven't thought about these cookies in years - used to call them "no-bakes". Yum! Yum!

Thanks for the memories (I'll complain about the calories after I make a batch...)
A

Surgeon in my dreams said...

I try very very hard not to thinkg about the calories. I also try to eat the while standing up. Those don't count.