Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Works for Me: Quick, Delicious No-Bake Cookies

Do you need one more quick and easy cookie to round out that plate of Christmas goodies?

Here's my quickest choice, with only FOUR ingredients!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Heat on stovetop until sugar melts:

1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. white corn syrup

Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup peanut butter, then 4 cups corn flakes.

Either put into a 9X9 greased pan, flatten out (like Rice Krispies Treats) and cut when cool; or form balls and crush down onto wax paper or foil until flattened.

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And this one is a close runner-up. It is not quite as quick, but it also has only FOUR ingredients, and it can be essentially a no-bake recipe, even though it does involve the oven....

Holiday Chip Meringues

Beat 3 room temperature egg whites until stiff, then add 1 c. sugar, gradually. Fold in 1 tsp. vanilla and 6 oz. holiday chips (you may use chocolate chips, of course, but look for peppermint chips or Andes mint chips for a more festive taste and look).

Drop by small spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and place in a preheated 350 degree oven--then turn off the oven and leave the cookies overnight. (Or you can bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, if you're impatient. :)

Happy Cookie-Baking to all, and to all, a good bite!

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3 comments:

Islandsparrow said...

Quick and easy! Sounds good to me. Thanks Jeanne!

Heather said...

I make the meringue cookies for showers all the time, but haven't tried to make them holiday-ish. Great idea!

Melinda said...

Those sound really goos, we will probably give them a try, thanks!