Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No-Bake)

These are my all-time favorite cookies and for some reason I only make them at Christmas. But they are really great for any time of the year when you need a quick and easy batch of cookies.

1/2 cup butter/margarine
2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup chopped nuts -- (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine oats, vanilla and nuts in a bowl and set aside. Combine sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk in a heavy, 2-quart sauce pan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium high heat, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. Let boil, while stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and add the butter. Stir until butter is melted. Quickly add oat mixture to pan and stir until well mixed. Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper. Let cool for 2 hours to set.

4 comments:

  1. I just got some of these for a gift this afternoon and they are sooooo good I ate them all before I even got off work!!!

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  2. Aren't they yummilicious?! Now you can make some of your own :) Super easy!

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  3. Isn't there a recipe that has peanut butter also? Both recipes are yummy!

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  4. I did find a recipe for chocolate, peanut-butter, no bake cookies at Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cooking-live/chocolate-peanut-butter-no-bake-cookies-recipe/index.html

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