Sunday, February 24, 2013

No Bake Cookie Recipe

These chocolate drop cookies are fantastic. They're easy to make in fifteen minutes and nearly everyone loves them.

You don't even need a stove, just a big pot and enough heat to boil the sugar for one solid minute.
I  doubled this recipe and made them at the Man Camp. Next time I'll triple the recipe. A complete hit.

Measure into a sauce pan:

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine
pinch of salt

melt this together, stirring frequently until it comes to a roiling boil. If you don't boil it hard and long enough, it won't set up. If you over boil it, the cookies will be dry and crumbly. I just watched the clock, timing one minute after the sauce was bubbling and couldn't be "stirred" down.

Bottom line, make sure it boils one full minute. Remove from heat and add:

1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

when that is incorporated, stir in 3 cups of regular oatmeal. I used the old fashioned kind and it worked great.

Immediately drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, or a sheet pan lightly coated with pan spray.

This recipe will make about 24 cookies. You'll probably wish you made more.

I would consider this a "hobo" recipe cause if you had the ingredients, you could make it over a camp fire.

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