I asked Travis if he'd watch the Oscars with me tonight since I watched the Super Bowl with him, and he said he would if I'd make him a treat. Well little did he know I was going to make treats anyway, so now I get treats, and a friend to watch the Oscars with: how bad can that be? (hear my inner Ina?)
After perusing Allrecipes.com (one of my favorite online recipe go-tos) I decided to make the classic No Bake Cookies. A friend of mine introduced me to these when I was a little kid. Her Mom would make them, and they called them Tina Cookies. Apparently they had a friend named Tina who liked these cookies a lot. So I got the recipe so my Mom and I could make some Tina cookies ourselves. But I've also heard these called Haystack Cookies (that's my friend Dawn's Mom's name for them) but I think they are most commonly referred to as No Bake Cookies-for obvious reasons, you don't even have to bake them. Maybe we should call them Tina-No-Bakes-In-A-Haystack-Cookies, or TNBIAHC for short. I'm kidding. I'll shut up and give you the recipe.
No Bake Cookies
2 cups white sugar
3Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 pinch salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a saucepan bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute. Add vanilla, peanut butter, and quick cooking oats; mix well. Working quickly, drop by spoonful onto waxed paper, and let cool. Eat, and enjoy!
And please hold back your comments of a certain, uh hem, #2 nature (and know that my hilarious husband already made them for you). These little unphotogenic cookies have a lot of inner beauty that was hard to capture in digital form, I tried my best!
P.S. who do you want to win, Sandra or Meryl? I'm kind of pulling for Sandra even though Meryl was transcendent in Julie & Julia, I think I'd rather see Sandra win. But mostly I'm just watching to see what everyone is wearing. And because it's a good excuse to make cookies!