On a hot summer day, baking is not exactly what comes to mind. But there is no need to run out to the store and buy cookies if you have a craving for something sweet: Try making good old-fashioned no-bake cookies!
- 2 cups sugar (we use light brown sugar)
- 8 tbsp butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 3 cups rolled (or old-fashioned) oats
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue to boil for three minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in oats. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper, and depending on how dry your mixture is, you need to be quick about it. Let stand until firm.
If using old-fashioned oats (as shown in the pictures), let cool for 5 minutes after stirring in the oats before dropping by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. They may be a bit stickier if using old-fashioned oats.
Store tightly covered, if there are any left to store!