I have loved cow patties for as long as I can remember. What I found to be the greatest difficulty is getting them to just the right consistency. A few months back I realized cow patties, a.k.a., No Bake Cookies, were my gift to the world. I finally found the perfect recipe that didn’t end with me eating them with a spoon. These are perfect for a quick treat or a special little gift. I’ve shared them with neighbors. I even paired some with my father-in-law’s favorite coffee for a Father’s Day gift. Here is the recipe for a batch of 12.
Boil in a pot on medium heat:
1 cup of sugar
½ stick or 4 Tbs of butter/margarine
¼ cup of evaporated milk
2 Tbs of cocoa
Once the above comes to a boil allow it to boil for 2 minutes: NO LESS, NO MORE…this completely affects the consistency.
Once you take it off the stove, add in:
½ cup of OFF-BRAND peanut butter (name brand peanut butter is too smooth.)
¾ cup of whole oats
½ tsp of vanilla
And that my dear…is the secret to Perfect No Bake Cookies. (Oh…and let them sit for a few minutes so they can settle.)