Wednesday, July 30, 2008

#19 CeeBees (No-Bake Cookies)

2 c. sugar
4 tblsp dry unsweetened cocoa
8 tblsp butter or margarine
1/2 c. milk
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. peanut butter, smooth or chunky
3 c. oatmeal, uncooked
1 tsp vanilla
1. Combine sugar, cocoa, butter, milk, and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. A little more isn't the end of the world. Remove from heat.
2. Add peanut butter and stir well until it melts in. Add vanilla and oatmeal and mix well.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet or wax paper. Cookies will firm up as they cool. Makes 3-4 dozen, depending on size. Recipe can easily be halved.

I've been making these since my kids were little and they love them. They called them Chocolate Blobs, which got shortened to CeeBees. Great for summer when you've in the mood for something sweet but can't stand the thought of turning on the oven to bake "real" cookies.