Monday, October 09, 2006

Auburn Gal Always’s Doo-doo Cookies
AKA: #2 Cookies, No-bake Oatmeal Cookies

4 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 very heaping Tbs cocoa powder
Instant oats
4 oz cream cheese (more or less according to taste)
1 heaping Tbs smooth peanut butter (more or less according to taste)

In a large sauce pan, combine water, sugar and cocoa. Increase heat until this reaches a good rolling boil. Allow to boil until bubbles become large and mixture is thicker and it reaches the “hard ball” stage.* When hard ball stage is reached, remove from heat. Quickly stir in cream cheese and peanut butter, a perfect mixture is not necessary here. Add oats to mixture until your preferred consistency is reached. Less oats yields a more candy-like cookie. More oats yields a more chewy cookie. With a tablespoon or small serving spoon, drop cookies onto wax paper or parchment paper. Allow to cool. Lick the pan and spoon clean to conserve water and soap during clean-up.

*Hard ball stage is reached when a small drop of your mixture is dropped into cool water and forms a hard ball. Do not short-cut this part. You will get syrup and not cookies if you don’t let it reach hard ball stage.

On the other hand, chocolate syrup is a yummy thing too.

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