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Try my holiday cookie recipe . . . it’s no-bake!

Now that Warm 106.9 is once again Seattle’s Christmas Station, we’re all in the holiday spirit, right? Right? Well if you need a little project to nudge you fully into Christmas mode, I think I found it — gather the kids around the stove and whip up some cookies! Maybe you’re due for a little holiday baking in advance of Thanksgiving, or maybe you’re intending to prepare some seasonal goodies for your coworkers, but you just can’t get it in gear yet. Here’s an easy solution: bakeless chocolate cookies.

I was digging around in some old boxes in my garage and I found this recipe which I copied down when I was probably about 10 years old. (It’s on a yellowing piece of paper from one of my dad’s old notepads.)

Photo: John Fisher

Photos: John Fisher
Photos: John Fisher










They’re not exactly Christmas cookies, but I do know they’re delicious, and if you have a kid who likes to help in the kitchen like our 5-year-old Dawson does, this is a good family project. And because you don’t have to bake them  . . . instant gratification! Enjoy, and let me know how you like ’em.


Bakeless Chocolate Cookies

MELT in a sauce pan:

1 6-ounce package of chocolate chips

1 6-ounce package of butterscotch chips

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1 small bag or can of salted peanuts (Obviously they’re not going to melt, but you stir them in anyway.)


6 cups of Wheaties (Mix until Wheaties are finely crushed.)

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a sheet of wax paper. Allow to set. (You can refrigerate to speed setting.)

Eat and enjoy!




About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.