Tuesday, March 20, 2018

My Daughter's Recipe: No-Bake Cookies

Romantic suspense, Dangerous Sanctuary by J.Q. Rose
Pastor Christine Hobbs never imagined she would be caring 
for a flock that includes a pig, a kangaroo, and a murderer.
Find more books by J.Q. Rose here.
Need a quick treat for your family and/or friends? This cookie is stirred together in the pan and cooked on top of the stove. It's quick, easy, and has some healthy ingredients in it. (But don't tell the kids...)

My daughter loved to make this recipe when she was a kid. When I searched my recipe box to find the recipe for No-Bake Cookies, I found a treasure. A crunched up piece of paper folded within the recipe cards magically appeared. I smiled when I opened it up and discovered it was this cookie recipe written by my daughter in her distinctive handwriting. Although the paper is faded and stained by years of lovingly stirring this no-bake cookie mixture together, it brought back wonderful memories of being together. You can bet I tucked this keepsake back in the box. My daughter is all grown up now with children of her own.
No-Bake Cookie recipe written by my daughter many years ago.
The ingredients include peanut butter and oatmeal, so it’s got to be good for you, right? If you have kids/teens/ guests coming over, this is a cookie everyone will love. I typed out the recipe below for easy reading.

No-Bake Cookies Recipe

½ c. butter
2 c. sugar
¼ c. cocoa
½ c. milk
½ c. peanut butter
3 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil in a large saucepan.
Boil mixture over medium heat for one and a half minutes. Remove from stove.
Add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir well. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop mixture by the teaspoonful on waxed paper. Cool until set and firm.
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About J.Q.
After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction. Her mysteries published by BWL Publishing are Terror on Sunshine Boulevard, Dangerous Sanctuary, and Deadly Undertaking.
Author J.Q. Rose
Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband, Gardener Ted, spend winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.
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