This week was my first week back as an adjunct professor of Humanities. I teach six credits, two classes that last 3 hours each on Wed. and Thurs. evenings. When I walked through the door on Wed. night, the sweetest surprise was waiting for me. It was from my thoughtful "Young Women," the 16-18 year old girls I teach in my Sunday class. It was such a kind gesture, such a welcome gesture after a long night.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This is how I will repay them today. They don't know it yet.
But this isn't even the recipe that I wanted to share. This is. When I was growing up in California, my siblings and I were allowed to make cookies whenever we wished. There were a lot of cookies rolling through our oven; peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar-you name it. But there were also a lot of mouths around to eat those cookies, so they didn't last long. One of our favorite quick cookies were no-bake cookies. These are not beautiful cookies, in fact they are rather homely, bumpy and odd. (I'd love to tell you what my brother Roy calls them, but I don't think I should write such things on a food blog.) Don't let their awkward appearance stop you from making them, since they are really very yummy. I love the fudgy peanut buttery flavor together with the hearty oatmeal. They're lightening fast, since they don't even have to bake, which is just perfect for late summer afternoons when you can't be bothered to turn on the ovens. Make a few extra to share. Have a wonderful day!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Estimated Cost: $3.00 for 2 dozen
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 and 1/2 cups oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Cooking)
In a medium saucepan, bring butter, sugar, cocoa powder and milk to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Boil for one minute. Add peanut butter and oats. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on to waxed paper. Let cool to harden.
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