My first venture in to the world of No Bake Cookies resulted in a Butterscotch No Bake Cookie Recipe that I would like to share with you.We recently had friends over for dinner and they have 4 children. I wanted to make something sweet for dessert that I knew the children would enjoy but it was a hot day and I was short on time. Enter the no bake cookie recipe. There are lots of no bake cookie recipes available on the internet but I was in a hurry so I printed off the first one I found at Cooks.com. Only problem had been that it called for cocoa powder and I was out of it. Hummmmmmmmmm what could I do? Oh yeah butterscotch chips to the rescue. I love the taste of butterscotch and caramel. In fact I jokingly say that if you put caramel on foods I don’t like, I would probably eat them. 🙂 Here is my modified version: Butterscotch No Bake Cookie Recipe.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cup of butterscotch baking chips
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
3 cups of oatmeal
1 cup of flaked coconut
In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil the following ingredients; sugar, butter, milk. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. To the pan, add the peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and vanilla stirring well until melted. Finally add the oatmeal and coconut and stir well to combine. Scoop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough and roll into balls. Place the balls onto waxed paper and flatten them with the flat bottom of a beverage glass. This will give you perfectly round, flat Butterscotch No Bake Cookies. Or you could just drop the dough onto the waxed paper which will give you a mound shape.
We use Wheat Montana Oatmeal and it is much thicker than the national brand old-fashioned oatmeal in the stores. The recipe I used as a guide called for quick cooking oatmeal – this type of oatmeal is rolled very thin. To make our oatmeal work better, I placed 3 cups in our mini-food processor and ground it up so that it looked like very coarse cracker crumbs. This gave me a larger quantity of oatmeal so I measured out 3 cups again and used that in the recipe.
There is another no bake cookie recipe that I like and it uses chow mein noodles in place of the oatmeal and coconut. People often call them Haystacks, here is one variation.
If you have a favorite No Bake Cookie Recipe, please share it with us.