Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 19--Chocolate No Bake Cookies

These are my favorite cookies. Maybe because they're more like candy than cookies. And because they're quick and easy to make.

Most folks make these with peanut butter. This recipe is pure and simple chocolate only, great for those like me who only occasionally like peanut butter. These cookies are tempting at any time, but if you can wait and keep them in an airtight container overnight, they 'mellow' and are even better!

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (one stick) margarine or butter
1/2 cup milk
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal
5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a heavy sauce pan bring the first three ingredients to a rolling boil. Stir constantly and boil for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Cool until set. Store in an airtight container.

This photo is of cookies proudly displayed on an assortment of Darlene's handmade potholders. Beautiful, aren't they--the potholders, I mean.