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.)
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.)
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND STIR IN:
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!