Sweet Cravings

by Cate on February 11, 2007

It seems like forever since I was in the kitchen cooking. Almost a whole week! This cold has been kicking my butt and zapping any energy I have, but tonight I decided to fight it and whipped up a quick batch of cookies (don’t worry, nobody starved, The Husband made dinner).

No Bake Cookies have literally thousands of incarnations. A quick google search will turn up tons of variations, each one slightly different than the other. I usually make a peanut butter version, but tonight Nicholas joined me in the kitchen and we made a chocolate version instead. No Bake Cookies always remind me of John Travolta and road trips to Maine. I didn’t discover them until some six years ago when we stopped at a Governors Restaurant in Maine. They had both varieties in their small bakery display case and we grabbed some for the road as we left after a quick lunch. On their wall, there was an article about the cookies that said they were John Travolta’s favorites, and they often ship them via Fedex to his home. If they’re good enough for John Travolta. Now, any time anyone in the family goes through Maine, a bag of No Baked Cookies is a must purchase. Tonight’s version was good, but I still like the peanut butter one best. Either way, they’re quick to whip up and hard to resist.

A year ago today… last day of vacation.

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies
Recipe from Accidental Hedonist

4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup whole milk
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a sauce pan placed over medium heat, combine the butter, milk and sugar. Stir well until the butter is melted and bring to a light boil.

Add the chocolate chips and rolled oats. Mix until the chocolate chips melt, combine with the sugar and coat the oats. Add the vanilla and stir.

Using a tablespoon, scoop up some of the batter and drop onto wax or parchment paper. Allow to cool. You can refrigerate to speed up the solidification.

Yields about 3 dozen.

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Marieke February 11, 2007 at 5:30 pm

I have never ‘not baked cookies’ before. Sounds like something to try…
Your site’s very sweet.

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Robyn February 12, 2007 at 2:26 am

Umm, I’ve never had a no baked cookie and I’m not sure I should thank you. I usually avoid cookies based on not wanting to tend to the oven.

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Cate February 12, 2007 at 2:30 am

Hope both of you try them – they really are good. I haven’t come across an exact replica for Governors’ version yet, but it’s sure fun trying. I’ll make the peanut butter version this week, so if you’re a peanut butter fan, stay tuned. ;)

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Anonymous February 13, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Hmmm, maybe tomorrow when I am stuck in because of the snow.

I only have skim — do you think that would be an ok sub.

Thanks,

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Cate February 14, 2007 at 2:00 am

Anon – I’m hoping we get tons of snow too; this winter has been pitiful, not one decent accumulation! I’m used 2% milk before without a problem, so I’d imagine the skim would be fine.

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