We woke up to a winter wonderland today. The kids wasted no time getting ready for the day and finishing some chores.
Three inches of fluffy, easy to pack snow makes for a lot of fun.
Coming back into the house is bitter-sweet.
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!