Eat Your Emotions No Bake Cookies

It’s entirely coincidental that the title of this blog post happens to coincide with Valentines Day which I just so happen to be single for this year.

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They also pair really well with bottles of red wine. Yes, bottles. As in plural. Also I won’t judge you if you eat 4 cookies for dinner because I have totally done that. Last night.

You know what though? It’s really nice not to have so much pressure on today. Poor men, bless their hearts, can never really live up to the expectations the world (a.k.a. every romantic comedy movie…ok fine, and 50 Shades of Grey) has set for them when it comes to today. Which is why Valentines Day ranks right up there with New Years in terms of my least favorite holidays. So other than the fact that I probably need to buy my own flowers for the dinner table, I’m feeling pretty darn good about my plans tonight: chicken mole, wine, friends, and my dog. And more cookies. Seriously. SOADDICTINGICANTSTOP.

For those of you who do happen to have a boyfriend/fiance/husband: enjoy whatever they’ve planned for you tonight, even if it doesn’t involve six dozen roses delivered to your office and a helicopter ride to Fiji. They love you and they’re probably trying their best. To those of you flying solo, enjoy the time to yourself…we’re going to miss it when it’s gone. And in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” Happy Valentines Day lovelies.

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Ingredients:

  • (just shy of) 2 cups white sugar — to avoid making them too sweet, just fill the sugar almost to the top and call it good
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute. I can’t stress enough how crucial this is! Right when it comes to a rolling boil, set timer for one minute, and then remove immediately. This gives it the perfect texture.
  2. Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.

Yields: About 2 dozen cookies depending how large you make them

Recipe from: All Recipes

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