Mmm…the taste of nostalgia. This past Saturday, Taylor was working a shift at the greenhouse and I was trapped at home without a car. It was cloudy, stuffy day outside, so I didn’t want to crank up the oven, but I had the urge to do some baking. I phoned up my lovely mother and asked for the receipe for her no-bake chocolate cookies. As a kid I remember licking the chocolate goo from the steaming pot and impatiently waiting for the cookies to harden. Seriously, cookie hardening time is an eternity when you’re seven.
These cookies are perfect when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Quick, simple and so summery. I prefer mine straight from the freezer with a glass of milk. Thanks Mom!
Mom’s No-Bake Cookies
In a large pot (non-stick is your best bet), melt:
2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of butter
2 squares of baking chocolate. (I never have baking chocolate on hand so I used cocoa powder. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon of oil = 1 square of chocolate. Thanks Google for solving all my problems.)
Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 30 seconds, then remove from heat. To the wonderful chocolate goo add:
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of oatmeal, old fashioned or quick cooking.
1 cup of coconut
Drop by tablespoons on to wax paper lined cookie sheets and chill until set.
Photo courtesy of Taylor Summach.