Updated 12/18/2010 05:00 AM
Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
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Approx. 3 dozen cookies
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 cup white sugar
- 6 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Sea salt for garnishing each cookie (optional but fantastic)
- Wax paper for lining tray
Use a deep, stainless steel pot to combine 1 stick of unsalted butter with 1 3/4 cup white sugar, 6 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 cup milk and bring that up to a simmer.
Once everything has melted and is nice and smooth, adjust the heat so it stays at a nice simmer and let it cook along for a couple of minutes.
At that point, add 3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, stir those in and turn the heat off.
Once the oatmeal is mixed in, add 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter to that and 2 tsp vanilla extract and mix that together until everything is completely combined.
Next, use a couple of teaspoons to shape that mixture into individual cookies and place those on wax paper lined baking trays and then, if you want to, you can finish with a pinch of sea salt over the top of each one.
These will take just about 1 hour to set up and then they will be good to go.
Use natural, no sugar added peanut butter if you can but not necessary.