Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Corner View:Early (cooking accomplishment)

No Bake cookies made today 7/26/11

My earliest cooking/baking recollection
is making no-bake cookies.

I know that mother taught me all kinds of cookie recipes,
how to bake bread,
make a great  pie complete with home-made rolled-out pie crust
and even 'from scratch' cakes.

I am thankful she taught me my way around a kitchen!
I learned to cook all kinds of casseroles,
as well as how to make a delicious roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots,
and all sorts of other recipes.
(She and I passed a lot on to my daughter.
I should have done more with my son.)

But one of my early cooking accomplishments has to be no bakes.
They are cheap, easy and quick to make, easy to clean up,
and everyone in our family likes them.

As you can see from the photos below,
I've had this recipe for a long time.

I use butter and quick, not old-fashioned oats.
I also only use 1/2 tsp vanilla.
I also prefer crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy.

You have to scoop them out and onto wax paper quickly,
because they start to harden in the pot other wise
and then they can be a bit dry.

Corner View's theme 'early' is complements of Cole.
Check out Francesca's Fuoriborgo for more views on early.

Also, Susanne Redecker of Susiart has joined a map contest.
She has entered two delightful maps.  Check them out here
Click on "Look up Maps"
and write in Netherlands by Susanne Redecker.
That will bring up both maps.
 Please leave a comment on either or both
to help her win.


  1. I just made a batch of these yesterday, and sent them off to Andy! Hope they make the trip alright.

  2. Exactly what I need right now! They seem delicious ;-)

  3. some of the earlier recipes we learned from, always seem to be the best. xo

  4. One of my favorites! Might be time to make a batch ...

  5. oh, i would like something sweet now. they look yummi :)

  6. Yes yes, I remember making many batches of these delicious cookies... my daughter just got the recipe from me a few weeks ago to make some herself. Ohhh they're so good =)

  7. Hi Beth, My sweet Mama tried her best to teach me to cook. She was an excellent cook.. That wasn't my talent -although I 'can' cook. I just don't enjoy it much. But--I do like to eat. The No-bake cookies look yummy...

  8. Yum! I have really missed baking. Just today I was thinking of making a cake. :)

  9. Oh, goodness, I love no-bakes...and it always brings to mind my youngest daughter and her friend. That friend lives over on the next street and down half a block, and when those two were together they were always cooking...back when they were young. And lots of times it was no-bakes...and lots of times they had to raid both our house and the friends house to get all the ingredients...

  10. I love cookies! Yours look delicious! Thank you for sharing with us :)

  11. ha ha ha... that is one special take on a subject! imaginative. and yumm!!

  12. How sweet of you to link to Susanne! No bake cookies seem perfect for a young chef, I've never tried them, but you can never be too old to learn a new trick :)


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