November 26, 2013

A twist on the No-Bake Oatmeal/Peanut Butter Cookies

This past week Skylar and I sat down and made us some cookies.  Not just any cookies though, we made no-bake cookies!    We should have made more than two dozen because these yummy cookies were gone by the end of the next day.  Here is our twist on the no-bake oatmeal cookies.


What you'll need:

• Medium sauce pan
• Large mixing bowl
• Wooden spoon
• Cookie sheet
• Wax paper/Plastic wrap

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup 1% milk
• 1 cup of sugar (we like to use organic sugar)
• 4 tablespoons of butter
• 4 tablespoons cocoa
• 1/4 chunky peanut butter
• 1/4 cup Nutella butter
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 2-3 cups uncooked rolled oats


1.  Line a cookie sheet, cutting board, or large plate with wax paper, or plastic wrap.  

2.  In a medium sauce pan heat the milk, add the sugar, butter, and cocoa.  Bring to a low boil and dissolve the sugar completely.  Reduce the heat and add in the peanut butter, Nutella, and vanilla. 

3.  Remove from heat and allow to sit for five minutes.  Add the mixture to the rolled oats in a large bowl and mix to combine.  

4.  Drop large tablespoons of the mixture onto the lined cookie sheet and allow to dry for about two-four hours.  24 hours is best to solidify the cookies completely.



Skylar had the idea to add white chocolate chips to the batch too!  We will be trying that one next!

Enjoy!


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