Tuesday, April 22, 2008

No Bake Cookies

These are one of my favorite childhood cookies. They have so many different names. I've heard them called Carolina Delights (I'm a tarheel, it's to be expected we would name them for ourselves), No Bake Cookies, Boiled Cookies, etc. If you were taking them some where or serving them to guests, we called them Carolina Delights. If you were making them for a snack at home, they are boiled cookies.

I usually called them Boiled Cookies because that is how they are made. I made them for friends when we lived in New Jersey and told them they were Boiled Cookies. They had a big laugh and I could not figure out why. Keep in mind, I have a very southern accent so they thought I was saying "Bull Cookies".

I guess considering what they look like, Bull Cookies work.

You decide what you want to call them, other than delicious.

2 Cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
1 pinch salt
3 cups oatmeal (quick cooking)

Mix sugar, cocoa, milk and butter together in a pot. Melt on medium. Heat until it comes to a full boil. Boil for 1 minute without stirring. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oatmeal. Stir well. Drop on wax paper. Let cool. Eat.


April in CT said...

These remind me of my childhood! My mom made these a lot when I was a kid and I haven't made any in a few years. A great recipe for keeping the kitchen cool in the summer.

Jaime said...

I LOVE boiled cookies! Especially when they are warm and gooey. I actually prefer them before they harden. LOL My grandmother makes them all the time.

Stephanie said...

I love this recipe, it's my favorite no-bake cookie! I also do a variation without the cocoa, to make peanut butter no-bakes. Very delicious!