Easy O's - the 3 minute cookies

In a rush for some sweet goodness? 

This NO BAKE cookie recipe is organic, super fast, and your kids will LOVE them!

You can substitute the organic ingredients for non organic if you don't have them on hand.

Before starting the recipe have ready 2 small baking sheets, flats plates or trays lined with parchment paper. 

We use 'If You Care' brand parchment paper. It's chlorine free, compostable and it works great! You can also use waxed paper but be sure to double layer it so it's easier to remove the cookies when they cool. You might be able to use a lightly buttered surface, but you'll need a firm flat spatula to remove the hardened cookies when they're done.

You'll need a medium sized sauce pan, a wooden or long handled spoon and the following ingredients.

2 cups Organic sugar

1/2 cup Organic butter

1/2 cup Organic milk

1/3 cup Organic powdered cocoa

3 tablespoons Organic peanut butter

3 cups Organic oats

optional- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla or almond extract. They are plenty flavorful without the added flavoring so we usually go without this to save money.

Cooking time-

Add sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa to your saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring during the process. Watch carefully as the mixture melts and comes to a boil. 

Once the mixture reaches a boil, set your timer for 3 minutes. Keep stirring and make sure the mixture doesn't stick to the sides of the pan. If it seems like it's sticking, turn your stove down a bit, but maintain the boil.

After the 3 minute boil, turn off the heat. You can now add the optional flavoring if you wish.  Stir in the peanut butter and oats. Stir well making sure it's thoroughly mixed.

While the mixture is hot, ladle dollops of cookie batter onto your parchment lined cookie sheets in what ever size you like from button sized to 1/4 cup dollops. 

You can now either leave them on the counter for about 30+ minutes to cool and firm, or you can put the trays in your freezer. They are ready in about 15 minutes using the freezer method.  Be sure to have some space made ahead of time in the freezer and put a kitchen towel down under your trays if your freezer shelves are glass so the heat doesn't crack them. 

After they cookies are firm you can simply lift them off of the parchment paper and voila'. If you used was paper you might need to peel the paper off gently.

They will store nicely for several days...if they last that long...in a covered container.

Enjoy! 🍪