Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The BEST Recipe for Busy Folks!

I love to bake - really - but I never seem to have the time to do a proper job.  Baking is an activity that requires me to slow down, wait for timers, and wait for cookies to cool so that they can be packed into those cute little baggies so that I can impress my friends with my domesticity.  I simply do not have that much time right now: It's finals week at my high school, it's the week of my youngest son's trip back home, and I'm tired from all of the rushing about.  My solution? A 'no-bake- cookie recipe, of course!  Here's one of the best, contributed by Helen Ostrosky:


2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Waxed paper


In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

Easy, tasty, and ready for giving before you know it!  Be sure to visit my blog again tomorrow for a few links to more fabulous cookie recipes.

Happy Holidays!

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