One of my very oldest friends (Oldest as in I’ve known her for a long, long time. Not oldest as in she’s older than all the others. Even though Little L does refer to her as Very Old.), Alex, is a fantastic baker. Back when we were teens in Paris she often made me her famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. I loved those cookies. When she left to go back to the States, taking that recipe with her, I mourned.
It was like loosing my best friend. And her cookie recipe.
OK. Fine. It was more than just like loosing a best friend. And I missed her way more than I missed the cookies.
But I did think about the cookies a lot.
Years and years later Alex and I are still good friends even though she lives way far away on the other side of the country.
She recently came to visit for a few days, bringing with her a pocket full of recipe cards and her serious cooking mojo. She baked and cooked for us and now that she’s gone we still talk about the amazing meals she made for us. Especially her pesto. And awesome cookies.
Yes, because she did it again. She made me cookies that I can’t stop thinking about.
No bake, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (It’s a theme.) She made a huge batch before she left. And even though I seriously thought about bringing them to work to share with my coworkers, I couldn’t bring myself to part with them. Instead I savored those cookies. Eating just one a night until they finally ran out. The night I couldn’t have my post dinner no bake cookie was a sad one indeed.
There may have been serious moaning and whining on Twitter.
Lucky for me, I’m smarter now than I was when I was 16 and I actually emailed her for the recipe. (I know! Brilliant!) And because I’m nice like that I’m going to share it with you. Because these things are the perfect solution for that 9pm chocolate craving. Think delectable fudge with oatmeal. All ready in less than 20 minutes.
(Also, Alex, I miss you for way more than your cookies. You know that. Right? But thank you for sending me the recipe!)
Alex’s Infamous No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
1 stick butter
1/2 C. Milk
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
3 C. Oatmeal (not quick oats)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1) Melt and boil butter, milk, sugar for 1 minute.
2) Pour hot mixture over the rest of the ingredients. Stir.
3) Shape cookies into cookie shapes and let cool.