Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, no bake, peanut butter, Quick Desserts

No Bake Cookies

Been craving these for a couple weeks now, but I didn’t have peanut butter. Finally bought some and did not hesitate to mix some up. There is NO better combination than chocolate and peanut butter.


You will need:

  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 Tbls cocoa
  • 2 Tbls margarine
  • 1/2 C milk
  • Dash of salt

Combine into medium sized pot and bring to boil on stove top over medium heat.Add:

  • 3/4 C peanut butter
  • 2 C quick oats

Remove from heat and spoon onto wax paper. Let cookies set for a half hour.

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Four Ingredient Cookies!

Sometimes I’m in the mood to cook something intensive, and sometimes I just want something quick. Last night was one of those nights. Tyler donated blood and I figured I’d better have something sweet for him, so I turned to the easiest cookie recipe I know: four ingredient peanut butter cookies.

These cookies were introduced to me my very first weekend away from home by my roommate and they are genius!


You will need:

  • 1 C Peanut Butter
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg

And that’s it! Just cream all your ingredients together and bake on 350 for 7 minutes. Enjoy!



Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts, Quick Desserts

Cake Mix Cookies


I love baking from scratch – stand firmly by it. Things ALWAYS taste better from scratch.

(Except for brownies. Try as I might, I CANNOT get my brownies to taste as delicious as a box mix does. It’s extremely upsetting. I’ll keep trying.)

However, today when I was craving cookies and decided I’d make some, I was surprised to find my cupboard bare of flour! I recently got married and we’re still trying to rebuild our pantry. It seems flour is one of the things I haven’t got around to restocking.

I had a cake mix though. Isn’t there a way to make cookies from ¬†cake mixes? I was almost confident there was.

After some browsing through several links on Pinterest, I decided to try my hand at it. This seemed to be the most common way, and I was very pleased with my results!

The best things about cake mix cookies are that they require very little effort and/or ingredients, and you can use any cake mix and add in almost anything you want! For my cookies today, I used a devil’s food cake mix and added in chocolate chips (no such thing as too much chocolate!) and marshmallows.


  • 1 box cake mix, any kind
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together well and add in any “extras” that you want: chocolate chips, candy pieces, marshmallows, sprinkles, nuts, etc. I used a regular sized spoon to portion out my cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure to grease your pan or use a silicone baking mat!

Bake for 7 minutes at 350 degrees F. Enjoy your easy treat!