Friday, December 29, 2017
Classic no-bake cookies with a festive variation
It was pretty simple and I already had all of the ingredients at hand. First, I estimated how many marshmallows I might need and cut them in half crosswise, placing them in a small bowl so that a bowl of marshmallow halves would be all ready when I was ready to drop the cookies onto waxed paper. (I didn't want to put marshmallows on all of the cookies, not knowing for sure how they would be received.)
Then I cooked up a batch of my favorite no-bakes. For years, I had sporadic results with this classic cookie. I tried various recipes. Sometimes the cookies firmed up and sometimes they stayed really sticky and gooey. This is the recipe I now use, from my friend Veralisa:
After the cookies were set, I drizzled some melted chocolate over each one. I happened to have some on hand that I had used for making the chocolate-dipped oranges.
Another time, I am going to sprinkle some of these cookies with crushed candy canes, as I think that would be delicious as well as pretty.