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Default Cookie or bar cookie recipe for my radiation guys

Janet Wilder wrote:
> On 8/25/2014 8:26 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
>> 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)
>> Bob

> Printed. I'll give it a try

I'm surprised so many people haven't heard of these. I thought they
were almost as common as chocolate chip cookies.

I make them in the summer when I need to take sweets somewhere but don't
want to light the oven.