Well, the poor little No Bake Cookies never hardened. I figured out why with the help of my very wise (and somewhat disappointed) hubby. I wandered into the office to sheepishly confess that I had “slightly modified” the cookies to “try and make them a little healthier” while he gave me a blank look and simply asked “WHY?”. Fair enough. I explained that I wanted to substitute honey for some of the sugar in the recipe, and that since I was adding a liquid I felt like I should subtract some liquid from the recipe. Makes sense, right? Well, the liquid I decided to subtract was butter (which was to be melted before adding to the cookie mix). “But the butter is what holds them together and makes them firm up!” Right. Point taken.
So, I leave you with Nana’s No Bake Cookies, which I assure you are little bites of heavenly goodness, and look just like this before they harden up into actual cookies that you can pick up and hold rather than mushy, sticky blobs…
Nana’s No Bake Cookies
makes 4 dozen “2 bite” cookies
- 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-1/2 cups instant oatmeal (I’ve used rolled oats too, they are just a bit chewier)
- Mix cocoa, sugar, butter and milk in a medium saucepan and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.
- Spoon onto wax paper or foil until set, 1-2 hours.
So easy, so tasty…so going to be making them soon because now I have a CRAVING!!!
Oh, and I’m fully aware that this is my second post on the day that I’m starting “one post a day”… 🙂