No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Cookies are my weakness….I LOVE COOKIES. If I ever crave anything…it is a cookie. My husband and I have this ongoing joke about what our “game show favorite items are.” The other night I was craving these cookies…probably because when January came around I removed all the left over “sweet” items from the holidays and went back to limiting sweets.
Anyway, I told my husband that my favorite game show cookie is a no bake chocolate oatmeal cookie. It is a toss up between chocolate chip and a no bake chocolate oatmeal cookie, but I clarified that it is indeed the no bake chocolate oatmeal cookie. I went on to clarify that my favorite raw food is chocolate chip cookie dough, but cooked…the chocolate oatmeal cookie wins.
I mean…they are addicting really…after all…they are basically just fudge in a cookie.
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups quick oats
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. I like to stir together my sugar, cocoa and salt and then add the milk and butter. If you add the cocoa in last you may see some chocolate clumps. You will stir all this together and then bring to a rolling boil. This is where my recipe says boil for one minute… but lately 1 minute 30-40 seconds has worked for me. Once this is complete, add in the peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Next, you will drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.
The cookies should be set within 30 minutes or so. If they are not set within this amount of time…they are not going to.
Once they are dry and set you should store in an airtight container. They will keep for about a week. Remember, if you over cook them they will be kind of dry and crumbly and if they are under cooked they will not set and you will have to eat them with a spoon instead of like a cookie.
I wished I would have posted these before Christmas…but I didn’t. Valentines Day is coming up next month and I always like to have something sweet for that day…so I thought this may be something that you could cook for then.
I hope you love them!! They are a family tradition for us and are my momma’s favorite cookie as well!!