Sunday, April 24, 2011


or No-bake cookies.....or chocolate oatmeal cookies....or however you prefer.  I grew up calling these "novacks" and I can't tell you how many times I have burnt my mouth trying to eat these as soon as my mom spooned them onto wax paper.

Now these aren't the most glamorous cookies out there.  But who needs glamour when you are sitting around eating these out of a tupperware container watching "How Do I Look?" reruns on the Style Network all day?  Now that's a glamorous life.

What you will need:

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (We LOVE natural peanut butter, but it so doesn't work in this recipe.  Stick to the good ole processed stuff here)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 cups of oatmeal

Before you start, lay out some wax or parchment paper on a flat surface in preparation for your cookies. Now using a large saucepan, place your sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk together.  

Put over medium heat until it reaches a boil.  Let boil for 5 minutes stirring occasionally if you need to.

After the 5 minutes, remove the pan from the burner.  Add in your vanilla and peanut butter and stir until smooth.  Add in your oatmeal.

Stir until all the oatmeal is coated with the chocolate mixture.

Now spoon the mixture in small mounds onto your wax or parchment paper.  Please don't make my mistake and try to eat them right away.  Allow them to cool and harden before you start to indulge. Store the cookies in an airtight container when they are ready.

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