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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Half The Calories?

No bake cookies are a favorite of mine, but I rarely make them because I will inevitably eat the entire batch myself.  Yesterday it occurred to me that if I cut the recipe in half that the calories would also be cut in half.  Brilliant!  Ok, maybe not so brilliant, but please humor me!

Small Batch No Bake Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened. 

Yield: 18 cookies

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love these! I can't make less though as they would be gone in 5 minutes with all the grandchildren and hubby here!

Gypsy Quilter said...

For the very same reason I rarely make chocolate crackle cookies. But I really like your idea of half a batch!

Terry said...

I love these too and rarely make them for the same reason! I'll have to try half a batch and see if that works or not!

Barb said...

Oh...I love no bake cookies and these were always great when the boys would have alot of friends over...thanks for the receipe.

Mary L. said...

I like the way you reason! I don't eat a lot of sweets but have to agree..if these are around I'll eat them all.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha I have the very same problem!! I cannot make Chocolate Chip cookies (we use M&M's) because I will stand there as they come out of the oven, and test each batch!!! I mean after all, it is for the safety of my family, right??

Nancy said...

I like your thinking and couldn't agree more!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I love these cookies but I can do you one better. I always halve the half recipe so that I don't have to feel guilty when I eat them all.

Rene' said...

Susan I like your thinking! That's my way of counting calories;-)

Kathy P said...

Sounds logical to me! Yummy too!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I don't know anything about eating 1/2...if I don't eat the whole thing...it was only because I was very sick. That includes batches and packages too :)

Smiles,
Kelly

Maryann said...

Oh my! You are a genius!!! Miss you.

Jen said...

These sound delish, I must give this a try!!

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