What are boys to do on a rainy afternoon? Especially if they want a snack? How about make cookies? Mmm hmm. Just what I need: a mess, and kids playing in the oven. Then I recalled that I had found this recipe. I adapted it to be made in the microwave, which seems to me to be safer for the kids, and it was a huge hit. The boys enjoyed the process, and everyone enjoyed the cookies. Even their 24 year old fussbudget brother thought they were addictive.
NO BAKE COOKIES
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3-1/2 cups quick cook oats
In a glass bowl, melt the butter. Add the sugar, cocoa powder and milk, and microwave until they boil. Stir in the peanut butter, and heat until it melts. Stir in the oats, and stir until well combined. Drop by teaspoons on waxed paper on cookie sheets, and let them cool to harden. Makes about 30 cookies.
Note that I put these in the fridge to speed the cooling process.
You can see how popular they were. These are all that were left the next morning.
And a special note to Paula, these are safe for your baby. And given that the twins are taller than you, they can reach the microwave, so the three of them can have fun making these together. I'm just saying....