Saturday, June 24, 2006

Beat the heat with No-Bake Cookies

These are our 12-year-old's favorite cookies to make (we don't complain about "having" to eat them, either!).

Easy, fudgy, and one-pot cleanup.

Colorado Cookies

½ c. butter
2 c. sugar
½ c. cocoa
½ c. milk

Mix and bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute.

Remove from heat and add:

½ c. peanut butter
3 c. quick oats
1 T. vanilla

Drop by spoonful onto wax paper (which is much nicer to photograph than my clingy plastic wrap, above) and let cool.



Nicole said...

I love these cookies! I have never found the "right" recipe. I'll definetly try them! Thanks for sharing. My kids love to cook too. :)

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

Anything with chocolate and peanut butter works for me!!

Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

My 10 year old son just made these yesterday--only no boiling involved in our recipe. For some reason, they didn't "set up" that well. Oh well, they were still yummy!!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

yummy and quick - my kind of cooking! I gotta try these - my son loves to make things. :)

Code Yellow Mom said...

Yum! I have very fond memories of making these - they were the first cookie I could make that turned out perfect every time, and I made them often after school when my mom was at work and my brother and sisters wanted a treat. (Looking back, I can't believe it was OK for me to have the stove on when mom was gone....! But I was the oldest, and a girl.)

I REALLY like it that you call them Colorado Cookies.

Beck said...

Hey, my mom makes these! They are really, really yummy.

pink-diamonds said...

We love these too! We call them Preacher Cookies since for those living on the mountain you can see the Preacher down at the bottom and by the time he gets to your house the cookies are done. :)

Laura said...

I had forgotten all about these cookies! I made them often growing up! Thanks for the reminder and I'll be trying these soon!

Bethany said...

Okay, I've been gonna make these since I saw this post ages ago and I finally did! They are cooling on the table now and my kids are drooling, waiting for them to cool enough to eat.

And since I licked the spoon, I KNOW they are gonna be good! :P

Paulette said...

These are my absolute favorite cookies ever. I have not been able to find my recipe in months, I am making these tomorrow yummy!! Thankyou so much

Rachel Anne said...

Thanks, Aunt Kath! The cookies turned out great!

The Ridge kids