Thursday, October 15, 2009

Easy Baking Recipes, Desserts: No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

No bake cookies are fun and easy to make, perfect for unexpected company.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oats

Bring the milk to a boil over medium high heat, being careful not to scorch.

Add the honey, cocoa powder and butter.

Turn the heat down to low and cook for one to two minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and oats, mixing well.

Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper.

Drop teaspoonfuls of cookie onto the paper and refrigerate until firm. These will not firm up as much with honey as they do with sugar, but the taste is wonderful and the honey makes them a bit more health-ful. 1/2 cup of sugar can be used instead of the honey.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies