Friday, March 19, 2010

Rules when sharing cookies with friends

Did you know there are "rules" when you take time to share cookies with friends?  We are compiling a list.

Rule #1:  When you share cookies with friends, there are no calories.

Rule #2: When you break a cookie in half, the calories fall out.

Rule #3: Eating small or broken cookies does not count as eating any cookie at all (it actually counts as cleaning up, which is a chore).

Marilyn Hostetler, our YFU field representative, stopped by today. We always love visiting with her!

She brought two exchange students with her, who are heading out on a trip to the East coast.

We shared some yummy no-bake cookies, all calorie-free. (Ha!)

Here is my easy-peasy recipe for the cookies (no, it really isn't healthy, but it's not *too* bad...and we love it.  It's FAST to make.).  I usually double the recipe for our big brood.

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup peanut butter
1-3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

1) In a medium saucepan, mix sugar and cocoa.
2) Add milk and butter.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil for 1 minute.  (This is an important step...not a good time to be distracted like I always am!)
3) Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and oats.
4) Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheets lined with foil or wax paper.  (You can also "shape" your cookies--I love to do this for Mitch)
5) Allow to cool, store in an airtight container in a cool place.

If you make 24 cookies, each cookie will have roughly 91 calories, 4 g of fat, and 13 g of sugar.  So share them so you don't have to have any extra calories!!  :)


  1. These are my families favorite cookies. We love them! And love that they are so easy to make!

  2. Marilyn Hostetler3/20/2010 1:17 PM

    Yes, they were great! I'm hungry for more - I'm glad you shared the recipe after hooking me on the taste!

  3. I made them the other day (single batch 'cuz the kids were gone) and again last night (double batch - 'cuz the kids are here. LOL). YUM!!

  4. What a nice picture :) Now I am hungry for those cookies!