i made no-bake cookies the other day and man! i always forget how awesome these cookies are. they really are easy to make (tell me you've made them?!) but one of the reasons i don't like making them is that i don't like having sheets of wax paper all over my counters with globs of cookies on them waiting to harden. i and my children can't leave the cookie globs alone, often resulting in us eating all the cookies before they even become actual cookies. and also, i like my counter space.
so, while making them this time, a little light bulb went off and i pulled out my muffin tins. now, i hardly think this is an original idea, but it was pretty darn original for me - which means, i didn't see it on pinterest.
so, i dropped my spoonfuls of cookie glob into the muffin tin instead of on the wax paper and it worked beautifully! i had pretty perfectly round cookies and no wax paper mess. after all the cookies hardened, i just threw the muffin tins in the dishwasher and all that chocolately oatmeal and sugar just washed right off. easy peasy. just how i like it.
here's the recipe just in case you've been under a rock your whole life and don't already have it.
1 stick butter
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 T. chunky peanut butter (i use creamy)
2 T. cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. quick-cook oats
melt your butter on medium high heat and then add your sugar and cocoa and whisk until blended together. add milk, p.b., vanilla, and oatmeal and mix well. drop your spoonfuls onto wax paper (OR IN A MUFFIN TIN!) and let cool. (secret: i put mine in the fridge until cooled)
now. i just watched the finale of celebrity apprentice and i decided that i was really disappointed with the whole season of that show. i couldn't believe the amount of vulgar language in nearly every episode and so much inappropriateness going on for prime time on a mainstream channel. they even said "dick" tonight AND like the worst gay joke i have ever heard and everyone just cracked up and thought it was awesome. hollywood: detriment of society, right there.
nite-nite for me. big day tomorrow - grocery shopping. somebody shoot me now.