So daddy got the recipe book out and followed it carefully. We paraphrased below.
What you need for no-bake cookies:- 1 stick of margarine (yum)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar (to bounce off the walls)
- 3 tbs cocoa (the forbidden... fruit I guess)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (the ingredient of the hour!)
- 3 1/2 cups oatmeal (not very tasty)
First you melt the margarine and add the milk and sugar. Then you stir in the cocoa and wait for it to boil. While you wait for it to boil you check your computer sites because you get bored. Then you boil it for 2 minutes, but curse when you forget to start the timer and just hope that it has been almost 2 minutes. Then you add the peanut butter, but you curse some more because it is hard to get 1/2 cup of peanut butter out of the measuring cup. Daddy I would have helped if you had asked! But nooooo, no hounds allowed in the kitchen. Then you add the oatmeal and stir it really good, making lots of noise and teasing poor starving hounds with cookies they cannot eat. Then you drop the stuff onto wax paper in little cookie bits so it will cool and make the whole house smell like cocoa no-bake no-hounds-allowed cookies.
It's not fair. But daddy redeemed himself - he gave us some peanut butter to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day.
This is the best holiday ever