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I'm not sure if it is Spring Fever or a simple lack of want-to, but I do know, my lists are piling up, spring cleaning is upon me, and I just want to sip tea and watch the rain fall.
But then, it stopped raining and the tea was all gone - "What now?" I asked myself with a furrowed brow.
"I have no idea," I responded.
So, when all else fails, make some cookies! A sublime mantra to live by.
Simple No-Bake Cookies
1/2 c. butter
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 to 3 1/2 c. quick-cook oats
2 tsp. vanilla
Add the first four ingredients to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Allow them to rapid boil for 1 minute. Then, add the three remaining ingredients. Stir and remove from heat. Once completely mixed, spoon cookie mixture onto foil or wax paper. Serve when cooled.
This is one of the easiest cookie recipes I know. My grandmother would let me make them every time I went to her home as a child. Maybe that is why I go to this recipe when things get a little chaotic or I need a pick-me-up. They're easy to make and they put a smile on my family's face. Plus, they remind me of memories formed at least two decades ago.
Now, my boys help me make these no-bakes. Although, they've changed the name. And being boys, (please understand!) they call these cookies, 'dinosaur poo.' Yes! They are of the definite boy variety!