Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baking! It's not just for professionals...

I've dabbled in the realm of 'no-bake cookies' before. The Little Sister is a big fan of them, so we used to make the standard chocolate/peanut butter/oatmeal recipe all the time. I got fancy after a while- adding instant coffee, a drizzle of Nutella, a sprinkling of sea salt....my no-bake cookies are pretty alright.

Can I tell you a secret? ....I don't actually like no-bake cookies. Sure, I can sort of enjoy one, but overall? Just not a huge fan. That is, until I discovered peanut butter no-bake cookies courtesy of My Soul is the Sky. Just pure peanutty goodness- no cocoa powder or what-have-you. Where once I considered no-bake cookies a 'meh' treat, I now view them as an indulgence. I'm bringing the rest of the batch down to the fam' this weekend- no because I want to, but because I need to. I can't stop eating them.






Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt
3 cups oatmeal

Combine sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a rapid boil. Allow mix to boil for 1-1/2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until smooth and incorporated, then add 3 cups oatmeal. Drop by TB onto parchment paper, or if you're a poor girl like I am just use tin foil spritzed with a little cooking spray. Cool at room temperature until cookies are set. Devour, ignoring feelings of guilt by focusing on the peanut butter and oatmeal...


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