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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies November 19, 2009

Posted by General Zod in Food.
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no_bake_chocolate_oatmeal_cookies Last night, I had been inspired to make some cookies for the kids because they hadn’t had an after-dinner desert in quite a few days.  I did not have a lot of time to get the job done, so I rooted through my collection of recipes to find something quick.  I found this old favorite that my mother had shared me a few years ago.

There is some cooling time required, but the actual work only takes me about 20-30 minutes.  Your mileage may vary.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

2½ cups of Oatmeal
2 cups of Sugar
½ cup of Peanut Butter
¼ cup of Margarine
4 tablespoons of Cocoa
½ cup of Milk
2 teaspoons of Vanilla

Directions:

1. Before you begin cooking, cover a large flat surface (like your kitchen table) with wax paper.  Trust me… do this first.  You’ll learn why in just a moment.

2. In a pot, heat and mix the cocoa, sugar, milk and margarine.  Bring the mixture to a rolling boil.  Then, while it is boiling, stir it for 1½ minutes.  Lower the heat, and add the oatmeal, peanut butter and vanilla.  Mix it well.

For the next step… WORK QUICKLY!!!

3. Remove the pot from the heat, and drop the mixture onto the wax paper in little 1″ dollops.  If you take too long doing this, the mixture WILL harden in the pot a lot faster than you think it will.

4. Let the cookies cool on the wax paper.

To remove the cookies from the wax paper, don’t bother with trying to lift them off.  Instead, it is easier to peel the wax paper off of the back of each cookie.

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