Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yum! DIY Dare Cookie Exchange

Dare to DIY

Once again, I'm a bit late on posting my DIY creation. This week's task was...COOKIES! I luuuve Christmas cookies.

Growing up it seemed like my mom spent the whole month of December baking Christmas cookies. My sister and I would participate by sneaking cookie dough and creating very detailed cut-out cookies with mounds of sprinkles. Using recipes from each of my grandmothers, we bake multiple dozens of 9 varieties of cookies. These cookies are only, only made for Christmas. Each December, I now enjoy making the same cookies for my Cookies and Cocktail party.

Since I didn't have the time to make all 9 types of cookies, I picked Missouri Cookies. I have no idea why they are named that, we live no where near Missouri and have no family there (I think). While they aren't pretty to look at, they are darn tasty- a classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, and a bit chewy from the addition of oatmeal. And, as an added bonus, they are super fast and easy to make!

Missouri Cookies- from my Grandmother Celeste
2 cups sugar
6 tbl cocoa
1/2 cup margarine/butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal

1. boil sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk for one minute. This is key, it has to be at a full boil and for a total minute. I normally let it go for about 90 seconds just to be sure.
2. stir in peanut butter and oatmeal
3. let cool for a few minutes to thicken
4. drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool (takes 1-2 hours to become totally firm)


Hungry for more? Go check what the others whipped up!


Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Cookies and Cocktail party? Sounds right up my alley! What a great idea for a different party in the holiday season.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We call these no-bake cookies! We love them because they are gluten free and egg free so my babe can eat them!

Emily said...

Oh yum! My mom makes something similar and I love them, but had to give them up for Mr. B's peanut allergy.

Jordan said...

ah yes, a very good cookie indeed. I've also heard them called no-bakes or raggedy robbins.

Kelly said...

Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about the cookie and cocktail party!