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No Bake Cookies


When I was in fifth grade, my teacher had us copy recipes as a handwriting assignment. We assembled the recipes into cookbooks, and I held onto mine for years. One of the copied recipes was for no-bake cookies. At some point in the late 1990s, I copied it into my "grown-up" cookbook, and I'm still using it almost 35 years after Mrs. Joyce Clausen shared it with my class.

No Bake Cookie Recipe

1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk

Boil two minutes. Remove from heat and add:

1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oats
1 teaspoon vanilla

Spoon onto wax or parchment paper and cool.


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