Sunday, January 4, 2009

Childhood Cookies


Moi, six years old.
{I think my mom made this dress. I have a vivid memory of wearing bright yellow tights with it. I can't help but think Betsy Johnson would have approved.}

As a child, I can remember dropping spoonfuls of no-bake cookies carefully onto the wax paper and staring, watching, waiting ever so patiently for them to be cool enough to eat.

Each bite of the chocolate-oatmeal deliciousness was to be devoured savored.


I still make 'em and love 'em!


No-Bake Cookies

1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
4 T. cocoa
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
3 c. quick-cooking oats
2 tsp. vanilla
wax paper

1- Add the first 4 ingredients into med. sauce pan.
2- Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
3- Remove from heat.
4- Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
5- Let cool until set.


Edited 2/2/09 to add: I posted this at Tip Junkie as my fav post of 2008- only realizing after I posted the link, that this post was not from 2008. Oops. Still my favorite, though. =)


  1. Oh, I used to love those cookies too!

    Thanks for stopping by, SITSa!

  2. aren't you just the cutest thing ever? love the dress!

    thanks for the recipe!

  3. Look at how cute and fashion forward you are at 6! That's how old MG is now :)

    Those look so yum. I'm going to have to make these...maybe in a month after my holiday sugar high goes away.

  4. How cute you are!!!!

    Birght yellow tights would only complete the picture!

  5. Any baked good that I can get to my mouth the fastest works for me. Love this recipe!

  6. You look like your little boy in that picture-too cute!

    I am making these tonight! No joke! Printing out the recipe right now:)

  7. Okay, Thank you Jen...I have totally blown my diet for the week LOL!

    My husband says they taste just like his mom used to make, and there are maybe like two left! YUM!

  8. Becky- I hear ya sista. I ate way too many yesterday too. And, they are what sugar and oatmeal? So nutritious- lol.

    What can I say- chocolate is our weakness. ;D

  9. Thanks you so much for posting this recipie! My hubby loves these and I would love to make him some. :)

  10. ok the very first time I tasted these was back in I know long ago. A friend of mine made them and brought them to work, I told her to write the recipe on a paper and she did and I still have it butter stains and all!!lol The first time I made them for my kids was when the Scooby Doo movie came out and they started calling them "scooby snacks"

  11. Hi Martha (aka Yvette)!

    Scooby snacks--love it. =)

  12. Wow, these look so yummy! And I don't really like sweets too much, so that says a lot!

  13. Wow, I wish I had the stuff to make these tonight, I love these cookies and haven't had them in years.