Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vanilla No-Bake Cookies

Image from the Internet!
I thought I took a picture, but can't find it!

The other day, when I was trying to make a non-chocolate cookie, but make it quick, I kept coming back to "no bake cookies."

But I couldn't make those because they're chocolate.

And I needed no chocolate.

But I kept thinking that surely those could be make without chocolate.

But I couldn't really get it figured out.

I knew it was more than just not adding the cocoa.

And maybe not the peanut butter too.

And as any good person does -- I went to the Internet.

I heart the Internet.

But!  The dilemma was the cookies I found had pudding in the mix.

I'm not being rude -- because I haven't tried it -- but that didn't really sound like something I was looking for.

Maybe it's good.

Maybe I'll try it.

Because the recipe I did find isn't just perfect for me.

It's good.

It has a good flavor.

But it's not "spot on" for me.

My one complaint is that they are too dry.

But I'm giving you the recipe as I've made them.

Maybe you'll like them.

Or maybe you'll make them and figure out that they're "almost" there, all we need to do is . . .!

And we'll do it and then we'll have the perfect no bake vanilla cookie!

What I do love about this recipe is that no bake cookies are so easy.

But the Mr. doesn't like regular no-bakes.

Because they have peanut butter in them.

Really?

We're going to disregard an entire cookie because of a little peanut butter?

Whatever!

The Mr. does like this cookie; so here you go -- try it and let me know what you think!

Vanilla No-Bake Cookies

3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
2 tsp. vanilla

In a large bowl, place the dry oats.

In a medium sauce pan, cook the sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes till good soft ball stage.  Add the vanilla.

Pour over all other ingredients and stir until well mixed.

Drop by teaspoonfuls (if you're on a diet) or by a tablespoonful if you're wanting more than one bite, onto waxed paper to cool.

Enjoy!

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