Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Falling Snow and No-Bake Cookies

We woke up to a winter wonderland today.  The kids wasted no time getting ready for the day and finishing some chores.

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Three inches of fluffy, easy to pack snow makes for a lot of fun.

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Coming back into the house is bitter-sweet.

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Mostly, sweet.

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As in hot chocolate and warm no-bake cookies.  Very sweet.

~Dedicated to my handsome honey who is working hard instead of being here playing in the snow with us.  We miss you and promise we will save you a cookie or two…  Just don’t be too late getting home.  I can only protect the cookies for so long.


The Best No-Bake Cookies Ever

1/2 cup butter, the real stuff

1 cup peanut butter… don’t measure it, just glop it in the pan and then be sure to lick the spoon

1/2 cup cocoa, don’t scrimp on the cocoa ‘cause chocolate is good for you

1/2 cup milk

2 cups sugar

Stir in a large pan on medium heat until the mixture boils for about one minute.  The longer they boil the harder they will set-up, so don’t over do it.

Take the pan off the heat and add a good amount of vanilla, at least a teaspoon.

Now, add 3 cups oats.  Stir it and then scoop out the cookies onto waxed paper.  Be sure to eat them before the get too cool.  They taste best warm on a spoon while drinking a large glass of very cold milk.

Save the rest of the cookies in a covered container after they cool and harden a bit.

Hide two or three in another container to eat after the kids are in bed.  Gotta have a secret stash!



  1. Looks like fun. I wish I could have been there.


  2. I was just wondering, which state are you from? You know I LOVE your site and I'm following...I would also LOVE a follow-back...if you don't mind!



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