These cookies were made from a recipe written in my mom’s handwriting. Cooking with her recipes always makes me feel connected to her, but this recipe is even more special. I had been dating Chris for 3 years when my mom passed away. My mom had written on this recipe “Chris loves.” That was apparent by the dwindling number of cookies within minutes of them being done. However, to me it signifies how Chris had become a part of our family. Mom made it permanent by writing on her treasured recipe cards long before Chris & I exchanged our vows. I love the little memories like this that the holidays bring. I know there are so many versions of these easy no bake cookies, but they’re even sweeter coming from my mom!
Like father, like daughter.
See mom? I told you I could get an entire cookie in my mouth.
Easy No Bake Cookies
- 2 c sugar
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/4 c cocoa
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cup quick oats
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, milk & cocoa. Stir frequently until it comes to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, remove from heat & allow it to cool 1 minute.
- Stir in peanut butter, vanilla & salt. Mix well.
- Add oatmeal & combine.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper & allow to cool until hardened.
What’s your favorite handwritten recipe?