They are pretty perfect for the summer too, anything that doesn't involve turning the oven on in my apartment is a great recipe to me. And the fact that there are only 7 ingredients makes it even better!
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
Line a baking sheet or smooth surface with wax paper, set aside. Cut butter into small pieces and place in large saucepan with sugar, milk, and cocoa powder. Bring ingredients to a rolling boil while stirring continuously. Boil for one minute and remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla till throughly blended. Add in quick oats and drop by teaspoon-full onto waxed paper. Let cool until hardened.
To make shaped cookies, spray cookie cutters with non-stick cooking spray and set on waxed paper. Drop cookie mixture into cookie cutter, ensure the mixture fills in all the gaps. Let cool until hardened and gently remove cookie cutter.
Thanks to Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker for the recipe.
If you are impatient or the cookies are too soft, chill in refrigerator till hardened. Since it is so hot outside, I prefer these cookies cold anyways!
I would also recommend using a high-quality cocoa powder as it is the main thing you taste in these cookies. I used organic chunky peanut butter and loved the additional texture of the peanuts in the cookies.
I loved having fun with these cookies and using different shapes of cookie cutters. I think these would be great in football and helmet shapes for upcoming Sunday football or even to send out for all those holiday cookies you'll be baking!
What is your favorite cookie cutter?