Thursday, January 26, 2012

To Bake or Not To Bake

When I pinned this recipe a long time agoon Pinterest I wasn't quite sure how these would be.
I mean if you have had the No Bake Version of this cookie you know they are smacktastic, so I wasn't sure how baking them would work for me.
The recipe comes from HERE.
Or I'll post it here too:

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. rolled oats

Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, then beat in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mix well. Stir in oats.

Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonful (or cookie scoop) onto lightly greased pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F -- don't over bake or the cookies will start to dry out.

Store in tightly closed container, makes 20-24 cookies.

Now for a vote.

Mr. JaneSays immediately with one bite said no way, these are nothing like the other ones so that was one NO !!
Chloe liked them she said,  The true sign is if she eats more than one.  We still have a few in our house and Chloe is the only one still eating them so I guess she is a YES !!
My mom and step-dad found them to be we'll call that 2 for YES !!
I found them to be a tad dry but I think that is because I kept comparing them to the ooey gooey goodness that is no baked.  Yum. On the other hand though I ate my fair share and found them to be better each day  that I ate one, so I guess they grew on me.  So I give them a YES !!

The Yeses have it so give them a try
you could always no bake em'

3/4 stick of butter
1/2 cup milk
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 heaping Tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 cups quick oats
2 heaping Tbsp peanut butter

Add butter, milk cocoa and sugar to pot
Bring this to a full rolling boil for 1 1/2 minutes.
Don't skimp on that boiling time.
Remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla, peanut butter and oats.
Drop by spoonful onto wax paper and JUST try to wait.

I ALWAYS end up scraping them off the paper and eating them before they have hardened.

Enjoy !!

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1 comment:

Mdegraeve said...

alrighty! I'm about to make the no bake version:)