I'm feeling a little down in the dumps today. Things might be changing for me this summer (for the best in the longrun, probably) but in the meantime I'm feeling a little disconnected, discouraged, sad, and grumpy. My whole body hurts and my brain won't be still.
So, to cure all of these emotions that I hate so much, I decided to make cookies. I hear this is a common thing to do when you're sad. It's strange. I always feel like I want to make cookies or cake when I'm feeling major anxiety or depression. Maybe this means a future for me in baking? It happens that way for some people. That'd be lovely.
Have I ever mentioned my dream of owning a no-kill kitty shelter/thrift store/vegan bakery? Imagine it. It would be pure heaven.
Anyway, I actually didn't do much baking today. I made no-bake cookies instead. They turned out yummy. I found the recipe on Pinterest... Again, what on Earth did we do before Pinterest?
It was originally posted on Lick The Bowl Good's blog. I just switched it up and made it vegan.
Here's the recipe:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 stick oleo, margarine or butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats, not instant)
Mix the sugar, butter, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan.
Boil for 1 minute.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla.
Mix quickly until peanut butter melts, then add the oatmeal and mix until it's well blended.
Drop spoonfuls on tin foil, wax paper or parchment.
Allow to set and cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen 3 inch cookies.
Yum yum yum yum yum! Thanks for making my day not as dreary as it would have been without these easy yet delicious cookies, Monica.