Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Feeling like a kid again...

Do you remember these? I remember going through the school lunch line and getting these. That was way before they changed the whole lunch menu. That is a whole other conversation..

I loved them! I called them cow pies. Kind of gross, but that is what we called them. I have also heard them called quickie candy or no bake cookies. No matter what you call them, they still taste the same, and make me a happy little girl. Oddly though, my daughter Abby, doesn't like them. Crazy girl!!

These mix up in no time at all, and just put spoonfuls on waxed paper to cool and there you have some cow pies!!

Cow Pies, Quickie candy, No Bake cookies....whatever you call them!

2 cups sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup oats
1 cup peanut butter

Mix the first 4 ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add rest of the ingredients. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

Let cool completely.

19 comments:

Deborah said...

We called them no bake cookies!! I found out when I was in college that the boys really like these cookies!

Lisa said...

We call them no bake cookies too. I agree with your daughter Abby, yes I'm crazy too. They just don't do it for me. My dad would almost do cartwheels when my mom made these for him. I just thought they stunk up the house. AND I didn't think they qualified as a cookie. Thanks for the memories!!!!

Megan said...

Cow pies? That's an interesting name. Hmmm. They look great, but sadly we won't be able to make them because of the pb. Bummer!!

Haven't seen your kids baking in awhile - guess they are as busy as my kids with schoolwork, projects, etc.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Abby I am going to make these, they are to easy and look too good not to make. I like calling them cow pies - it may turn off some people but then that means more for you! ;-)

Maria said...

I do love these! They are so easy to make and I love licking the pan and spoon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never seen those, but I'm enchanted! I'll have to try them.

Megan said...

We call them No Bake Cookies. I didn't like them as a child but I do now days. There is hope for Abby!

Mary Ann said...

Yummy- we call them no bakes as well. The perfect, easy cookie! They remind me of being a kid!

Bunny said...

Yes April I remember them, I made them for my kids when they were little, we called them No Bake Cookies back then. Very good No bake cookies!

Jeanine said...

We always called them no bake cookies too, but I think it's because they look like cow pies, I've never been a fan of them. Maybe now that I'm grown up I can give them a try again. :)

giz said...

I like that you call them cow pies - I love that they're no bake.

Gwendolyn said...

I haven't had these in years and was wondering recently how to find the recipe! How fortunate that I found your blog! :o)

Lo said...

Thanks for taking me back. These are great cookies...and now you've got me craving them!

Here in WI we'd never mistake them for cow pies :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Hi April, I have something on my blog for you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on your E award!

gigi said...

Hi, I'm popping over by way of recommendation of Smokey Mt.Cafe! Walked right in to a favorite memory. I love these and haven't made them in years. We use to get them at school too. Thanks, I'll be back!

Tiffany said...

I remember making these in middle school for a school project...we had to make something the pioneers would have made, and since these were no bake, that's what I chose :-)

I've been meaning to make these for my husband. He'd never had one until I bought one at a local store.

brettinsky said...

I have a post about these that I havn't published yet. I just made these the other day! So yummy!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Feeling like a kid again...

Do you remember these? I remember going through the school lunch line and getting these. That was way before they changed the whole lunch menu. That is a whole other conversation..

I loved them! I called them cow pies. Kind of gross, but that is what we called them. I have also heard them called quickie candy or no bake cookies. No matter what you call them, they still taste the same, and make me a happy little girl. Oddly though, my daughter Abby, doesn't like them. Crazy girl!!

These mix up in no time at all, and just put spoonfuls on waxed paper to cool and there you have some cow pies!!

Cow Pies, Quickie candy, No Bake cookies....whatever you call them!

2 cups sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup oats
1 cup peanut butter

Mix the first 4 ingredients in large pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add rest of the ingredients. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.

Let cool completely.

19 comments:

Deborah said...

We called them no bake cookies!! I found out when I was in college that the boys really like these cookies!

Lisa said...

We call them no bake cookies too. I agree with your daughter Abby, yes I'm crazy too. They just don't do it for me. My dad would almost do cartwheels when my mom made these for him. I just thought they stunk up the house. AND I didn't think they qualified as a cookie. Thanks for the memories!!!!

Megan said...

Cow pies? That's an interesting name. Hmmm. They look great, but sadly we won't be able to make them because of the pb. Bummer!!

Haven't seen your kids baking in awhile - guess they are as busy as my kids with schoolwork, projects, etc.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Abby I am going to make these, they are to easy and look too good not to make. I like calling them cow pies - it may turn off some people but then that means more for you! ;-)

Maria said...

I do love these! They are so easy to make and I love licking the pan and spoon!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never seen those, but I'm enchanted! I'll have to try them.

Megan said...

We call them No Bake Cookies. I didn't like them as a child but I do now days. There is hope for Abby!

Mary Ann said...

Yummy- we call them no bakes as well. The perfect, easy cookie! They remind me of being a kid!

Bunny said...

Yes April I remember them, I made them for my kids when they were little, we called them No Bake Cookies back then. Very good No bake cookies!

Jeanine said...

We always called them no bake cookies too, but I think it's because they look like cow pies, I've never been a fan of them. Maybe now that I'm grown up I can give them a try again. :)

giz said...

I like that you call them cow pies - I love that they're no bake.

Gwendolyn said...

I haven't had these in years and was wondering recently how to find the recipe! How fortunate that I found your blog! :o)

Lo said...

Thanks for taking me back. These are great cookies...and now you've got me craving them!

Here in WI we'd never mistake them for cow pies :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Hi April, I have something on my blog for you!

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on your E award!

gigi said...

Hi, I'm popping over by way of recommendation of Smokey Mt.Cafe! Walked right in to a favorite memory. I love these and haven't made them in years. We use to get them at school too. Thanks, I'll be back!

Tiffany said...

I remember making these in middle school for a school project...we had to make something the pioneers would have made, and since these were no bake, that's what I chose :-)

I've been meaning to make these for my husband. He'd never had one until I bought one at a local store.

brettinsky said...

I have a post about these that I havn't published yet. I just made these the other day! So yummy!

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