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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

If you don’t have an oven, there is no reason you can’t make cookies too.  These cookies are quick, easy, and delicious.  My family is all out of Christmas cookies after eating so many and giving so many out, and they want more cookies.  Today, I took care of them. I made Chocolate Oatmeal cookies.  I have a cousin who used to make no bake chocolate oatmeal peanut butter cookies every day after school when I was in high school, and she was in junior high, but I don’t have her recipe. If you think you aren’t a cook, even junior high kids can accomplish these alone, so try, and you will make everyone happy.

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2 cups (450 grams) of sugar in a pan
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add 1/2 cup (112 grams) of cocoa to the 2 cups of sugar.
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Add 1/2 cup (112 grams) of butter to the sugar and cocoa.
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Next, add 1/2 cup (112 grams) of milk.
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Next, I put a teaspoon of vanilla.
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The last thing I added was 3 cups (675 grams) of oatmeal.

I began by putting 2 cups (450 grams) of sugar in a pan that is used on top of the stove.  Next, I put in 1/2 cup (112 grams) of cocoa. After that, I added 1/2 cup  (112 grams) of butter,, and then, 1/2 cup (112 grams) of milk.  Next, I added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.  Lastly, I added 3 cups (675 grams) of oatmeal. My recipe called for quick oats, but I am living in Korea.  I am lucky to have oatmeal, and the only kind I have is old fashioned oats which means they will need to be cooked a little longer than if I used quick oats. (If you live in Korea, I have seen oatmeal lately in the cereal aisle.)

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When I first mixed it all together, it seemed kind of thick.
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After the butter and sugar melted, it because thinner, and I boiled it for 5 minutes because I was using old fashioned oats.  If you used quick oats, you only have to let it boil for 3 minutes.

Next,I mixed everything together, and at first, it seemed a bit thick, but it won’t feel too thick later.  I turned the fire on under the pan and began cooking it constantly stirring.  The butter and sugar melted, and it became semi liquid.  I let mine boil for 5 minutes because I was using old fashioned oats, but if you have quick oats, you only have to boil them for 3 minutes.  Keep stirring all the time they are on the stove.

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I put waxed paper on two dinner plates.

After you have let them boil the adequate amount of time for the kind of oats you are using, turn the fire off.  I wondered if I should have put out the waxed paper ahead of time, but this is when I spread out waxed paper.  I dropped the mixture on the waxed paper by tablespoon fulls.  Don’t let the mixture sit in the pan because it thickens as it cools, and it will stick to the pan.  As soon as you drop the cookies onto the waxed paper, put the pan in the sink and run water in it. Let it soak a couple of minutes before you wash it to make sure you can get what is stuck to the pan out.

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The cookies are cooling.

I let the cookies cool.  My family is going to be happy when they come home.  I think I will make them another kind of cookies too, but this is a  beginning at keeping them filled with what makes them happy.  Make some and make your family happy too. 🙂

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