1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate*
2 cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup milk (or evaporated milk)
1/4 to 1/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1. Have all ingredients measured and ready. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or foil; set aside.
2. In a large heavy saucepan melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the sugar, salt
and milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Without stirring, let mixture boil for exactly
3 minutes, no more - no less. Immediately remove from heat.
3. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter has melted. Quickly stir in the oats, mixing well.
4. Working fast, drop mixture by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or foil. Allow to cool and become firm, about 30 minutes.
Makes about 24 cookies.
Submitted by Karen R.
No Bake Coconut Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (dry)
Melt butter in medium sized pan. Add brown sugar, orange rind and orange juice, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat. Stir in oatmeal and nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour, then shape into balls and roll in coconut.
Makes about 42 chewy cookies.