Catching Up and Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies…

It has been a busy couple of weeks, so I’ve been a little lax in my blogging and my gardening.  I’m back from a good trip to my mother’s.  My daughter and I went for her retirement ceremony.  She’s retiring after teaching school for about 12 years.  We had a good visit and it was nice it was just us girls.  No guys.

Now I’m playing catch up, which seems something I’m always busy doing.  I was very happy to find out this blog was nominated for a blog award from a fellow blogger.  I will try to do another post for it later today.  It’s on my ever growing “To Do” list. 

This morning I got busy with the hoe and weeded four rows in the garden while it was still cool.  The big garden is coming along nicely with a minimum of deer damage.  The little shade bed has some beautiful bright pink impatients, which are in bloom.  The smaller herb bed, with a few vegetables mixed in, is doing nicely and needs some care.

As the weather continues to warm up some, hopefully there will be more fresh produce soon.  The small amount of peas I had planted are done and I need to plant some more.  We continue to have some lettuce and of course lots of fresh herbs.  I used some fresh chives the other day to make scalloped potatoes.   

Making Cookies

Making Cookies

Here is a picture from last week I had wanted to share.  It’s my daughter finishing up making some chocolate oatmeal drop cookies.  It’s a cookie more like a candy that we love.  Most of the time they set up, but sometimes they end up being spoon cookies(meaning so soft you have to eat them with a spoon).  The cookies did good this time.

It’s a good quick cookie, which can be made in a hurry.  We usually always have these ingredients on hand in our house.  Make sure to gather your ingredients before starting.  The peanut butter and oats should be measured out and sitting on counter ready to add when needed.  Prepare a flat surface (counter or kitchen table) with at least 3 feet of wax paper rolled out for cookies.

Put 1 stick (1/2 c.) butter in a pot and melt over medium heat.  Add in 2 1/2 c. sugar, 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and 1/2 c. milk.  I stir this continuously, bring to a boil.  After it’s boiled for 1 minute (often I do just a bit over a minute), take it off the burner.  Quickly stir in 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter, and 3 c. whole oats (uncooked).  Quickly drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper.  Makes about 3 dozen.

I say quickly a couple of times, because if the cookies are doing properly, they will set up rapidly.  If the cookies start to harden up, the ones you do towards the end will not be as glossy looking and will be harder to drop from the spoon.  It does not take long for the cookies to cool down and they should peel up easily from the waxed paper.  Love to eat a couple while still slightly warm with a glass of cold milk.  Yum… 

 

 

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  1. […] favorite sweet treat? No Bake Chocolate Drop Cookies…almost more like a candy…yummm My recipe and a photo of my daughter licking the spoon after a batch we made.  It’s over at my other […]

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