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The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies – Day 2

November 16, 2009

cookieswap

In case you missed it, Julie, of Booking Mama, and I are hosting a virtual cookie swap.  We’ll post twelve cookie recipes (six each, since we’re alternating days) and we hope you’ll  share a recipe on November 27.  Julie got things started yesterday with her recipe for Nut Squares.

I decided to start off my part of the swap with my easiest tried-and-true recipe.  This recipe is simple and can be thrown together at the last minute.  These cookies were always popular with Vance’s friends, and everyone around here seems to love them too.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 stick of butter

2 cups sugar

½ cup milk

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

3 heaping tablespoons cocoa

1 cup crunchy peanut butter

3 cups old fashioned oatmeal

Bring first five ingredients to a boil.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter and oatmeal.  Mix well and spoon onto wax paper.  Remove from wax paper when set.  About 20 minutes.

Julie will be posting a recipe for Day 3 tomorrow.

41 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2009 8:17 am

    My mom used to make these for a special treat. I like your recipe with the chunky peanut butter though!

  2. November 16, 2009 8:19 am

    These are favorites in my house. I don’t make them nearly enough to satisfy the minions, but they sure are appreciative when I do. 🙂

  3. November 16, 2009 8:43 am

    I’ll try these this season! All my favorites in one cookie – chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal 😀

  4. dkhuangh permalink
    November 16, 2009 8:51 am

    these are my FAVORITE type of cookies to make! so easy and ready pretty much as soon as you’re done making them

  5. November 16, 2009 9:05 am

    I have never made a cookie like that. I will have to try them! I just need to get some oatmeal….

  6. November 16, 2009 9:06 am

    These sound like a winning combination (yummy & easy). Thanks for sharing!

  7. November 16, 2009 9:15 am

    I’ve never made cookies before! Well, honestly, I’m not much of a cook, but it’s time to change that! I’ll try out some of the recipes you suggest.

  8. November 16, 2009 11:21 am

    I love the idea of the fairly instant gratification with these cookies. And the fact that you didn’t ruin them with any raisins!

  9. November 16, 2009 11:23 am

    I’ve never made a no-bake cookie; the kids and I will have to try your recipe.

    I have a feeling I’ll be testing a lot of the recipes you and Julie post during your virtual cookie swap!

  10. stacybuckeye permalink
    November 16, 2009 11:40 am

    This looks so easy I think even I could make them. Printing it now. Thanks for sharing.

  11. November 16, 2009 11:47 am

    I will try this out. Oatmeal and peanut butter ..Yum yum..Thanks for the recipe..

  12. November 16, 2009 11:51 am

    Oh I just checked and I have everything apart from crunchy PB. I will use regular PB.

    I love this recipe simple and non bake.

    This is a great idea Kathy. I love trying new recipes and with the holidays around the corner I love baking. Thanks for sharing all your recipes with us.

  13. November 16, 2009 12:09 pm

    These are some of my very favorite cookies!! I think I’ll make some with my daughter this weekend; I think she would love them!

  14. November 16, 2009 12:19 pm

    I love the idea of making a cookie without turning on the oven. Thanks for this one.

  15. November 16, 2009 12:31 pm

    I will try to have my recipe up in the next couple days and link on to this challenge. Yours looks yummy! I love those no bake cookies!

  16. November 16, 2009 12:34 pm

    My friend gave me this recipe years ago, and I LOVE it! lol Now that I’m allergic to gluten, I must get hold of some GF oats (they’re naturally GF, but often processed alongside gluten stuff) to make them.

  17. November 16, 2009 12:41 pm

    These look really simple and quick to make. I’m part of a cookie exchange every year and I always have a hard time deciding what to make, so this is great! I will definitely try them out.

  18. November 16, 2009 12:56 pm

    These sound absolutely scrumptious!

  19. November 16, 2009 2:37 pm

    These sound yummy and super easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  20. November 16, 2009 2:40 pm

    Are these like the ones they used to serve in school. I will definitely have to give them a try.

  21. November 16, 2009 3:40 pm

    I started my own file for these recipes!!! 🙂

  22. November 16, 2009 3:47 pm

    This recipe looks fast and delicious, I will be printing this out and trying these this Christmas, so thanks very much!

  23. November 16, 2009 3:56 pm

    Oh what a WONDERFUL no bake recipe! Even I can do this. Thanks!

    Sound like a fun challenge, too.

  24. November 16, 2009 5:59 pm

    I can see this meme being a problem for my weight loss challenge this year.
    Oh well, this looks good enough to cheat, at least a little.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  25. November 16, 2009 6:24 pm

    Mmm cookies…I’ll have to try this 😀

  26. Julie H. permalink
    November 16, 2009 7:12 pm

    We love these! I always have to make at batch at the holidays, so my brother can take some home on the plane.

  27. November 16, 2009 7:34 pm

    These sound scrumptious! I make something like these but I put it in a cake pan and cut into bars….so addicting!

  28. November 16, 2009 7:34 pm

    Sweet, I love a good no-bake recipe!

  29. November 16, 2009 7:38 pm

    This is a totally new idea for me. The only no-bake cookies I’m familiar with come from the store!

  30. November 16, 2009 8:20 pm

    I love those cookies (too much!). I have one recipe that I’ll try to remember to share if the two of you don’t. They bring back so many memories of my childhood. I won’t share any more for now, though… LOL!

  31. November 16, 2009 9:42 pm

    Would it be very difficult to please put the measurements in a weight form either metric or imperial! I dont know how much a stick of butter weighs. Please

  32. November 16, 2009 11:42 pm

    Delicious! Thank you for these wonderful recipes! I am really looking forward to trying some!

  33. November 17, 2009 8:07 am

    My mom and grandmother used to make these but used regular pb. I never thought to try the recipe with crunchy. I will now! Thanks for the great recipe idea!

  34. November 17, 2009 10:45 am

    What could be easier? And the ingredients are almost always at hand. Thanks.

  35. November 17, 2009 11:24 am

    Ooh! I might make these today!

  36. November 17, 2009 3:01 pm

    mmmm

  37. November 18, 2009 8:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of such cookies and they sound very exciting to me. I’ll have to try this out. Wait, I’ll ask my mom to try this out. 😀

  38. November 18, 2009 8:56 pm

    I tried making something ike this last year and they didn’t turn out that good.

  39. November 22, 2009 11:35 pm

    Is that instant oatmeal? Our old-fashioned oatmeal is boiled for a while (10 or 40 minutes, depending on which kind); I’m not sure it would taste good without cooking.

  40. November 24, 2009 11:46 am

    Can you make substitutions for the peanut butter that would work just as well?

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