Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another yummy cookie recipe

Okay you all, I know I just gave you a cookie recipe yesterday, but I am compelled to give you another! Really and truly, I must pass this one on! And if you make this, you will know just why I am so compelled!

A little background behind this recipe: Our neighborhood is really friendly (minus one house, I have only seen them smile once) and some of us like to give Christmas cookies or what not. Last year, one family brought us this enormous tin platter of cookies, and they were all delicious, but one kind was to die for. Yep, just dig my grave right now~ they were that good. And I don't even like peanut butter, mind you. But this is one of two peanut butter recipes that are so good, you forget it even has the stuff in it! :) Now, to all of you who LOVE peanut butter, I don't mean to offend. Peanut butter does have its merits, after all. For example, add jelly and you can make everyone's sandwiches in no time flat...but I digress. Here is the super fabulous, gotta-have-it recipe~ a chocolate peanut butter concoction that is not only delicious, but is a NO BAKE recipe!

Five Minute Cookies

(1/2 cup) 1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk

Mix together in a pan and stir on high heat until it is a rolling boil. Time for one minute on boil. Remove from stove. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 peanut butter (crunchy or creamy), and 2 1/2 cup quick oats. Mix together and put out heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper or foil.

After they set, which is pretty quickly, they are ready to eat...


And the question that practically begs to be asked is, what IS this? No, I promise it's not one of my son's science experiments! It's actually the homemade play dough the girls and I made yesterday when they were home sick. Our other play dough was really old, and so we mixed the ingredients together, added blue dye and white glitter. This is my favorite recipe for play dough; bless my friend for passing it along! It's easy to make and always turns out great. The other positive is that the kids can add and mix the ingredients first, before you cook it on the stove. They like to help, but with our other recipe, it all is done over the stove, so they couldn't do it with me. But then again, that was back when they were much younger. So this is perfect for anyone with small kids! :) I am going to give this recipe while I'm on a roll here, because it's such a fun one! :)

Play Dough

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 cups water
3 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
4 Tablespoons oil

Mix ingredients together. Add food coloring of choice. Heat on low heat until mixture lumps together in one lump. Then stir or knead into dough consistency. Store in a ziplock baggie or plastic bag.

Easy as pie! :) The kids all love how soft this play dough is, and it stays that way a long time!

Well, I hope you all are having a great week! Is it only Tuesday? It feels like it should at least be Wednesday! :) Have a good night!


"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I hope you keep getting compelled to put cookie recipes on here. I love recipes!!!!

Have a super day!

Our Complete Family said...

Jenni~ ok...that is the wildest thing! I made no bake cookies (a tiny bit of a diff. recipe) last week for my boys and took a pic to post the recipe this week! Great minds think alike, hu?!? ;) You beat me though so your mind is way better!!!
Oh, and we have a not nice neighbor, too. All the kids call her 'crazy lady'. She really is. She even calls the police if a ball lands in her grass. Come on~ I think there are bigger issues in the world to focus on rather than a ball bouncing in a yard, right?!?
Hugs, Les

the undomesticated wife said...

You should do a cookie recipe a week!

A former coworker of mine would always bring in cookies to share every year at work around Thanksgiving. They were all REALLY good, but one or two recipes were soooo good. I'll see if I can dig them up and post them

Robin Beck said...

I love the no bake cookies!

Your play dough turned out really great...I bet you could make ornaments out of by baking it at a low temp in the oven..??? Hmmm :)
Have a great day...We have a bit of fog over here today.

Ms. Tee said...

I don't think I'm gonna be able to resist making those 5 minute cookies - my son will thank you! :)

Elyse said...

YUM peanut butter, chocolate, and oats! sounds delicious!
we must find out what is the cause of these mysterious cookie disappearances!
Have a great day!

Joni said...

The cookies look great...and fast! And by the way, I didn't even have to read your blog to tell what that picture was...My two year old and I make homemade play dough all the time! Thanks for sharing.

cherry said...

yummmmmmmy recipe...have you seen Jon and kates recipe for edible play dough...has peanut butter in it? Hey I posted the instructions for the paper pumpkin. You better make one! Rofl...nighty night, cherry

Darlene said...

I LOVE those kind of cookies. YUMMY. We used to make the play dough too....it was fun!

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Unknown said...

We did a no bake cookies for a project for Noah's class! Thank you for the nice words!

The Berry's Patch said...

Oatmeal No bake Cookies are my all time favorite! We grew up on them. :-)

Rue said...

Hi Jenni :)

I love cookies! Post about them all you want ;)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Ms. Tee said...

Hi Jenni!
I just wanted to come over and thank you for all your sweet comments - you're so sweet :)

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

That cookie recipe has my name written all over it! I love the five minute and no bake part!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE no bake cookies. I'm going to make those for sure.
Just think...soon we can bake together since I will be living less than 10 minutes from you. Can't wait!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

These sound wonderful! I have a party to go to tomorrow...maybe I will make these to take with me! Thank you!

American Homemaker said...

This is my first time visiting and I wanted to say hi :)

We love no-bake cookies at our house. My mom made them all the time when I was young and I make them too, but not too often because I'll eat them all...LOL