This week brings us Christmas and I hope you and your family have a wonderful one. I love being with friends and loved ones all through the year but Christmas is really special. I pray good things for all of you in the year ahead as well.
I’ve been busy non-baking. I made a no bake éclair cake as well as some no bake cookies. I know I recently shared a recipe but I’m giving another one now as this is so easy and fast, who wouldn’t want to have it on hand in case of unexpected company. Takes less than five minutes to assemble and sets in about 40 minutes. Easy!
1 3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick of butter or margarine (I like butter- makes it creamier)
1/4 cup cocoa powder.
Mix all of the above in a LARGE pan. Let the butter melt and, stirring constantly, mix the other ingredients together. Boil for a minute and a half.
Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of instant (or quick cooking) oats and a 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter. Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. (always add vanilla after cooking as vanilla evaporates when heated).
Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture on parchment paper or foil. Let sit until set. About 40 minutes. Then eat!
While you’re enjoying your cookies, here’s a free ebook from S. F. Chancellor (one of my writing alter-egos)- it’s free until the 24th.