Sunday, May 30, 2010

A new challenge has begun. . .

The month of May came in with the joys of a broken oven. . . and the challenge to make yummy treats without baking anything. I wasn't sure if it would take a week or a month (and we are now at a month and still waiting for my new oven) to get it fixed (or replaced. . . my secret hope!). So, my first choice of no-bake cookie May was one of the most popular and probably one of the easiest cookies I have ever made.

In fact, they are even called NO BAKE COOKIES. There were so many recipes on the internet that were exactly the same or slightly different that I went with the recipe that had 4.5/5 stars. . . if other people were happy with them, then I was willing to give it a try.

No Bake Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

So, this recipe was delicious. They didn't last long. Ethan loved them. Jon loved them (although, I think he thought them very weird), and my nephew, George couldn't get enough of them (he threw a temper tantrum after I said he should probably wait until after dinner to eat one). I also enjoyed them!

So, on another note (still related to baking & cookies), Williams Sonoma has come out with something cool (don't get me wrong. . . I think 75 percent of the stuff in that store is cool), but this is cool on a whole new level. . . my husband thinks they are cool. Why you ask? Because they just came out with Star Wars cookie cutters. (click on the link to find out just how cool they really are!). They also have pancake molds. Now, since I am on a very limited budget. . . I am trying to decide on a plan to come up with 20 extra dollars. . . wouldn't that be a great Father's Day gift? or even a See how much I love you gift? Any ideas are welcome. . . .

Happy Memorial Day everyone!


  1. you should sell a bunch of your homeade cards on ebay or etsy. you are very creative!!

    btw - i found an awesome pancake recipe!! i'll post it on my blog soon, you'll have to check it out!

  2. When I was in elementary school the cafeteria ladies made these and called them "Fudgies". Later my sister got the recipe from a retired worker and my family thought it was special to get to eat these. Thanks for the memory.


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