Today in Texas, the forecast says partly cloudy, with a high of 90 degrees. 90. Yes. And it’s still March! With heat like that, the though of turning on the oven is less than desirable. To the rescue: Dog Food Cookies!
Don’t let the name scare you. Dog Food Cookies are a great NO-BAKE chocolate cookie option. Easy to prepare, and great for days that are unbearably hot outside (and you’re trying to keep it cool inside).
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups rolled oats
Stir first 4 ingredients together and bring to a rolling boil.
Continue to cook for about 1 minute
Remove from heat.
And add vanilla, peanut butter, and oats.
Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper.
WARNING: This recipe involves boiling sugar, which gets SUPER hot. Keep small children at a safe distance. Little hands can come help after the oats and peanut butter have been added and the mixture has cooled down a bit.
Stay safe, and enjoy some Dog Food Cookies!