Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Desperate times call for desperate measures

My sixteen year old has never shown an interest in the kitchen other than to fill his plate and eat. I refused to make his favorite cookies this week because he has been sick with a severely sore throat. Figured the sugar wouldn't be good for it. Well, he got desperate and went to work for himself. Since we're home educators, I grabbed my camera to document this amazing event and I'm calling it Home Ec 101: Cooking  :)

Sam's Favorite Cookies
(recipe below)

Gather the ingredients...
[can you tell by the recipe card that we've made these a few times? 
i believe there's more than a little vanilla & peanut butter smeared on there :)]

measure the oatmeal...
[we actually live in our house so just ignore the clutter in the background ;)]

peanut butter...

vanilla (Molina is the best!)...

and sugar & cocoa.

melting the butter...

adding the sugar, cocoa and milk...

and stirring and stirring and stirring...

add the peanut butter and stir some more...
(at this point he said they aren't quick :)

adding the vanilla and oatmeal was fun...

but now there is more stirring!
(not his favorite part of making cookies)

now they are ready to plop onto the pans...

Sam did an excellent job on his first batch of 
Quick Chocolate Cookies even if he thought they weren't quick. They are delicious! His daddy grabbed one as soon as he came home from work but wouldn't let me photograph his look of joy. 
These are my guys favorite cookies!

Recipe: No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 c milk
1 stick butter
4 tablespoons cocoa
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter

Heat first 4 ingredients. Boil 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring pretty much constantly. Remove pan from heat. Add last 3 ingredients. Stir, stir, stir. Spoon quickly onto a pan lined with wax paper. Let cool. Enjoy!

What's your favorite cookie?

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  1. Yummy sounding cookies! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thanks for trying again to comment, Mary! Google was just being weird....again :)

  2. Bravo! Great job creating delish cookies ~ ^_^

    You are right Google has been 'acting up' ~

  3. That's the same recipe I use! It always goes over well.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

  4. I have 15 year old twin boys (who also happen to love cookies and filling their plates) so this post really made me smile!
    Last spring they were home alone for a day when the rest of us were in Duluth.. they had some chores to do, particularly - they were to clean up the garage for the day.
    When we got home I found that they had attempted to make "chocolate no-bake cookies" as we call them. They are Mason's favorite, and he looked up a recipe online.
    He wrote down the ingredients, but didn't read the directions. He just stirred it all up in a bowl & spooned out cookies. It didn't work so well..
    Apparently he thought that "no-bake" meant no cooking or heating at all. :)
    We find ourselves doing a lot of Home Ec 101 here, as well!
    They're learning!

  5. I haven't made those in a long time--mostly, because I eat the all! I hope you have him an 'A' for results and 'B' for neatness :)

  6. I think he deserved an 'A' all the way around. He took initiative and didn't ask for much help at all. Just needed a minor clarification and that had to do with my handwriting. All in all, he was good sport with me having a camera in his face :)

  7. Good for him! Those are awesome cookies.


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