So… Hello again. It’s been another year. Aren’t I good at doing this on a regular basis? Maybe I should just do one post a year, during the summer. Sound good? Yeah, probably not. I’ll try to post more often now, but the coming school year might be busy, so I can’t promise anything.
Anyways, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes with you. I haven’t made it in a while, due to the fact that I really haven’t been home since the middle of June. We went on a two week vacation starting on June 24, then we got back home on July 9, and I was home for about 4 days before heading to camp. I just got home from camp on the 24. So yeah, I’ve been pretty busy this summer. To be completely honest, I don’t think I’ve baked anything for at least a few months. It’s been a long time.
Back on track, though. My family has always loved no-bake cookies, and we all love mint too. So, I thought one day, why not mix the two things together? I had found a recipe (Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Make Life Lovely) that I thought was absolutely fantastic, and my mom and I decided to add a little bit of mint into the mixture. Best idea ever! It tasted amazing, and I haven’t made them without mint since. I even have the recipe memorized now!
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4-1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 3 cups oatmeal
Before you start mix anything, set a medium/large sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil on the counter.
Start by adding the sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a medium sized saucepan. Mix until boiling, then continue to mix for three minutes (make sure it is boiling before you start the three minute timer). After three minutes are up, take the saucepan off of the heat and add the vanilla and peppermint extract. Mix, then add the oatmeal.
Take a spoon and scoop up some of the mixture, then place it on the parchment paper/aluminum foil on the counter. Continue to do this until all of the mixture is gone.
Let the cookies harden. For me, it always takes a different amount of time for the cookies to harden. I think it depends on how long you let the mixture boil. If you don’t let it boil for quite as long, the cookies might not harden, and could remain gooey. However, if you boil them for too long, they’ll harden while they’re still in the saucepan. Sometimes, I still struggle to find the happy medium 🙂
Well, that’s all for now, folks. Sorry that I don’t have any pictures yet, though I might come back later on with some. Enjoy your cookies!