No-Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies are one of those recipes that there are a million different slight variations, but most of them are almost exactly the same.  I’m sorry to tell you that this recipe is no different.  But that’s not to say that they are not truly excellent.  Such a great cookie to satisfy your sweet tooth in no time at all!
Combine butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder in a saucepan until butter melts and sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and stir in your oats, peanut butter and vanilla.  I love raisins in mine, but forgot that I didn’t have any, so I omitted them this time.  If you like 1/2 cup of raisins can go in, too (you’ll love it).  🙂
Using a small cookie scoop, drop mixture onto sheets of wax paper and let cool until hardened.  I kept these in the fridge, which helped them keep their shape and not get all melty when eating them.  Enjoy with a nice glass of milk!
Makes 3 dozen

No-Bake Cookies 
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder.  Bring to a boil and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, vanilla and raisins (if using).  Use a small cookie scoop to drop mixture onto wax paper.  Let cool until hardened.