no bake cookies
I made a trip to one of my favorite stores in Brooklyn, Sahadi’s last week and stocked up on all sorts of bulk ingredients. One of my favorite finds was this amazing cocoa powder that’s dark and rich and really puts the canned cocoa powder I’ve been using to shame. With over a pound sitting on the counter, I couldn’t resist the urge to make something with it, so I looked through a few books until I found the perfect recipe, no bake cookies.
No bake cookies are one of my favorites sweet treast because they’re so easy to make. It doesn’t hurt that they not only have chocolate, but peanut butter as well. In less than a half hour my cocoa had been tranformed into a little cookie that really hit the spot.
makes about 2 dozen
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
3 cups oatmeal
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Cook until the mixture starts to boil and cook for 1 minute.
Add vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oatmeal and quickly stir until combined.
Drop teaspoons onto parchment paper and let cool.