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Friday, March 5, 2010

Never an Empty Cookie Jar

Every time I walk by and see my cookie jar looking like this: I feel a little sad for it!
Shouldn't a cookie jar always have cookies in it! I mean, that is it's job:)
So whenever my cookie jar is empty, I just have to make something to fill it up with! This time I tried my hand at an old favorite that my mom used to make.
Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats

Mix the sugar, cocoa, milk, margarine, and salt together in a pot. Bring it to a rolling boil and let it boil for about 2 minutes {some recipes say 1 minute, but wait until the end of the post to see why I say 2 instead}.
Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until mixed well. Then mix in the oats.
Drop the mixture by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper or aluminum foil.
Make sure to scrape the pot clean, because you don't want to waste any of this yumminess!
After the cookies have cooled and set, you are ready to fill up that empty cookie jar.
Unfortunately, my cookie jar still looks like this:
In my impatience, I only boiled the sugar/cocoa mixture for a little over a minute. So instead of beautiful No Bake cookies, I still have an empty cookie jar...and a big pile of choco-goo {that tasted great anyway}!

I will be trying this recipe again soon, so my poor cookie jar won't be empty for long:)

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amanda said...

we made these in home-ec in school. i loved them. and i'm sure my kids would too. i love how you feel sad for the empty cookie jar. i would too.

this is way dumb, but when i worked at the grocery store in high school i always felt bad for the canned asparagus on the top shelf at the store. the cans were always dusty because no one bought them. (not that i don't blame them) yeah. i'm a dork. lol.

Unknown said...

I love no bake cookies. I remember my mom making these when I was little!

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I am now following your blog! I hope you will stop by and visit me at my own blog http://laniejandco.blogspot.com

Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

~Lanie J.

KTW said...

No-Bakes are HUGE hits around this house! :) And let me share a little secret...if after adding the oats you think they still are a little too soft, you can add more oats (about 1/4 cup at a time, until you think you've reached the right consistency) and keep in mind the humidity level. That makes a really big difference! :)

carissa said...

i found your blog through a comment on amanda's. and boy am i ever glad i did! your family is gorgeous. your cookie recipe sounds fantastic. it should be a crime to have an empty cookie jar. hope you remedy the situation soon. : ) i really like your blog and i'm so your newest follower!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I am glad someone else shares my opinion that cookies are essential. :) These sound yummy!

Amy @ The Bell Family

*Katy* said...

I make these cookies all of the time but I have always called them "Preacher Cookies"...they are my favorite!

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Dee said...

YUM! I want some. My cookie jar is always empty too..even if I make cookies....we eat them right away-oh well!

Erin said...

Those sound De-lish! I may have to try to make those this weekend. Found you from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend.

Gucci Mama said...

Those look delicious! I'm always on the lookout for new cookie recipes; I'm definitely trying this one soon!

Carrie said...

Our cookie jar would always be empty too...because I would eat them ALL! I have a candy jar though, that I love to have filled up for the holidays...it's full of jelly beans right now...but not for long! haha! And I love the jar!

Organic Girl said...

Those look awesome and I am going to have to try that recipe this weekend. Happy Friday Follow :)

Linds said...

Hi! Stopping by from Friday Follow! Those are my all-time favorite cookies. Unfortunately if I make them I tend to eat the whole batch, so I try to only bring them to parties so that others will share in my fat indulgence :) ha! Hope you'll check out my blog:


Darcy said...

stopped by from Friday Follow! those do sounds yummy!


Shelley said...

Love no bake cookies!!

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Have a great weekend!
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~SHANNON~ said...

I'm your newest follower 201! I found you through Friday follow!

I'm glad to have crossed paths with your blog, I hope you will come check mine out as well!

Have a great weekend!


{Kimber} said...

well now you are big time with all your hundred's of followers!!! :)
now I want cookies :)
Happy Friday

Emily said...

YUM! I've had those cookies before and LOVE them. I might just have to make a batch myself.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh no...sorry they didn't turn out...they looked yummy cooling:) I love those cookies.

Campos Family said...

Found you through Friday Follow! Those cookies look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! If you get a chance stop by my blog and say hi. Have a great weekend! :)

Laura P said...

Stopping by from the Friday Follow blog hop.

I am going to be making these cookies! They look so good and I know my husband & son will LOVE them.

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, this looks great. The boys love no bake cookies so this will be a nice twist. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

More Than Words said...

I would want to fill it up too!!

I love chocolate oatmeal cookies!!

McCrakensx4 said...

I remember those cookies...they are so yummy! Bummer they didn't turn out!

Anonymous said...

They really do look delish!

Stephanie said...

haha i love that! they do look yummy!!!!! i'm going to have to try that recipe!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

whenever my cookie jar gets low, I fill it with Little Debbies and such!! Cookies never last long enough to make it INTO the jar here! lol

oh..and we call those chocolate no-bake cookies "doo-doo balls" in these parts! LOL I love them!

EMM said...

Hey there! Just stopping over from Yellow Brick Road to Motherhood! Your family is beautiful and I love your blog! As I see more and more blogs- I realize I've got A LOT to learn about this new hobby!

Leslie said...

These are my brother's FAVORITE cookies. My mom makes THESE instead of birthday cake for him. haha!

Where did you get that ADORABLE etched cookie jar? If I had one that cute, I'd probably keep it filled, too. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm usually the one emptying the cookie jar. LOL!

Friday Follower here. I’m making my way through the list and I am now your blog follower.

~ Lynn

Heather (One Take On Life) said...

These look delicious. Think I just might have to make these soon.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Those look really yummy!
I'm going to have to try those! Thanks for posting the recipe (and making me hungry).

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh yum! I feel sorry for my cookie jar when it's empty too. Of course, many times the cookies don't even make it to the cookie jar before they get eaten. But that's another story.

Kelli said...

Whoa Kelli! Look at all of your comments. My mom used to make No Bakes all that time. I hope your next batch turns out. I love your cookie jar because I love cracker jars.

Angie said...

HA! An empty cookie jar, the story of our house!

Those cookies look yummy.
I have to make them, I never have :)

Now I want a cookie for breakfast.

Unknown said...

Hii! Thanks for the awesome recipe, just wanted to mention it's also really good with almond butter for those who can't have Glutens :D you've made my sister very happy.

Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for the awesome recipe! I substitute almond butter, my sister can't have PB and glutens so this is the perfect sweet!

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