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Default Cookie or bar cookie recipe for my radiation guys

On 8/25/2014 8:14 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
> On 8/25/2014 8:07 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
>>> "Janet Wilder" > wrote in message
>>>> I have the two cutest, nicest technicians who do my radiation. They
>>>> are so helpful, sympathetic and gentle without ever being
>>>> condescending.
>>>> If I'm feeling up to it later this week, I'd like to make them some
>>>> goodies.
>>>> I was thinking of drop cookies or bar cookies which would not be a
>>>> fuss and would be easy for them to store.
>>>> My guys are of Mexican heritage, so I don't want to make anything
>>>> ethnic, just something nice, easy for me and tasty for them.
>>>> Would appreciate any ideas, preferably those using stuff one has in
>>>> the house.

>> Everybody loves these. And they are so easy to make:
>> *No Bake Cookies*
>> 1/2 C water
>> 1/2 C cocoa
>> 2 C sugar
>> 6 Tbsp butter or margarine
>> 2 tsp vanilla
>> 3/4 C peanut butter (smooth or chunky, both work)
>> 3 C "quick" rolled oats
>> Bring water and cocoa to a boil; stir with a whisk. Add sugar and
>> butter, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir
>> in peanut butter and vanilla. Add oats and mix well with a spoon. Cool
>> slightly, and drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper.
>> You can substitute old fashioned rolled oats for half of the quick oats
>> to give them a little more texture.
>> HTH, Bob

> You don't bake them?

No, the oats absorb all the moisture and soften a bit. They set up into
something between a cookie and a candy. (closer to a cookie in sweetness)