Monday, December 12, 2011

Fudgy Oatmeal Goodness

Going to a cookie exchange party, want to make something for that special someone, and forgot to build this baking time into your schedule?  Oh, like I did!  Try this recipe, besties.  These are no bake, no fuss, cookies that turn out tasting delicious.  And the very best (and worst) part, you can eat the dough right out of the bowl because it doesn't contain eggs.  Good old fashion lick the spoon, eat a million calories in two seconds, feel guilty that you haven't been to the gym goodness.  Recipe found at this beautiful baking blog, BrownEyedBaker!

 2 to 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes  (yep, follows my 10 and under rule)
Cooling Time: 30 minutes (who cares on cooling time, really.  you've already moved on to another task!)
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1. Add the first four ingredients (through the cocoa powder) to a 4-quart saucepan.
2. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute. I didn't let boil for a full minute (just brought to a boil) on my second batch and they were better, not so dry.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the oats.
5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.
6. Let cool until set.


Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Anything that has fudge in the title I want to eat! I'll hopefully post after my juice cleanse. Did one day last week of all juice and liked it. Hopefully a full 3 day won't kill me!

The City Boy said...

i love chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal cookies...this is a great thing!

Karena said...

These are always the best cookies!! Yum!

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Dawn said...

Wow, this is my kinda non baking recipe. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Haute Dog said...

I can vouch for these're evil for bringing these to the office!!! SO TASTY. xo

Bestie said...

HD, thank you! i'll be making more for next week :)