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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mema’s Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies


Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies
Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living (Tina Truelove)

Mema’s Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies

No one could make desserts better than my grandmother (we called her Mema).  I am blessed to be the first of fourteen cousins and when we were younger, we all gathered at Mema’s house often.  At Mema’s house, we could always count on lots of food including the best desserts ever made.  One of my favorites was her chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies.  It is a simple recipe with no secret ingredients, but it does take a little bit of practice to get them just right.
 
Directions:  In a boiler, add sugar, butter, milk, and coacoa.  Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.  Once the mixture reaches the boiling point, reduce heat from high to medium-high and continue stirring for another 1 min. 30 seconds.  At the sound of the timer, remove from heat and add peanut butter immediately.  Stir in the peanut butter quickly.  Add vanilla.  Then add the oatmeal.  Stir quickly as the mixture will begin to harden immediately. Spoon onto aluminum foil and allow the cookies to cool.  Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk.

Tips:  These cookies can be tricky.  If they turn out too firm, try adding less oatmeal.  If they don’t harden at all, add more oatmeal.  If you still have trouble getting them to turn out just right, adjust the amount of peanut butter.  They also turn out differently, depending on the humidity.  The trick is to experiment with the recipe until you get it just right.

Enjoy!

Need a visual?  This lady might do things slightly different but this is a great video to show you how it’s done.

Remember, humidity and altitude can make a big difference so you might have to play around with the recipe a few times until you get it just right. 


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