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4 May 2015

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

PREP Time: 5 Mins
Cook Time: 1 Min
Yield: 24 Cookies

Ingredients
1. 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
2. 2 cups sugar
3. 1⁄2 cup milk
4. 4 tablespoons cocoa
5. 1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)
6. 2 teaspoons vanilla
7. 3 -3 1⁄2 cups dry quick-cooking oats

DIRECTIONS

1. Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
2. Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.
5. Add in vanilla. (almond extract is good also, but I only use 1/2 teaspoon almond and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).
6. Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
7. Let cool until set.
8. *Please remember that even if you do follow the recipe exactly, it doesn't always turn out just right. I have had these not set up for me AND be hard and dry. But most of the time, the recipe is just right. I have also found that it makes a difference if you use quick cooking oats or old fashioned. In my experience it takes more old fashioned oats than quick cooking and I like the texture of the quick cooking better. When you make it a few hundred times like I have you learn a couple of things:) Also, Chunky peanut butter tends to make them more dry and crumbly.

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