Food Lion Kitchen: No Bake Cookies

Jenna Zibton joins Natalie and Lindee in the Food Lion Kitchen to make "No Bake Cookies."

No Bake Cookies

1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine

2 cups sugar

1⁄2 cup milk

4 tablespoons cocoa

1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 -3 1⁄2 cups dry quick-cooking oats


Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.

Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.

Remove from heat.

Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.

Add in vanilla. (almond extract is good also, but I only use 1/2 teaspoon almond and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla).

Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.

Let cool until set.

*Please remember that even if you do follow the recipe exactly, it doesn't always turn out just right. I have had these not set up for me AND be hard and dry. But most of the time, the recipe is just right. I have also found that it makes a difference if you use quick cooking oats or old fashioned. In my experience it takes more old fashioned oats than quick cooking and I like the texture of the quick cooking better. When you make it a few hundred times like I have you learn a couple of things:)