Senin, 02 November 2009

An Introduction to No Bake Cookies

No bake cookies are a great introduction to homemade cookie making for aspiring cooks of all ages because they are so quick and easy.

Making no bake cookies is a great way to introduce kids to homemade cookie making since you don't need an oven and mixing and measuring is less precise than with baked cookies. They are perfect for those times when you don't want to heat up the kitchen or when you don't have access to one. They also are great when you want a sweet treat but don't have the time to preheat the oven and bake batch after batch of homemade cookies.

So what are no bake cookies? They are a mixture of crispy, crunchy ingredients combined with sticky, binding ingredients. Cookie crumbs, dry cereal, nuts, and dry chow mein noodles are examples of commonly used crispy ingredients. Peanut butter, honey, marshmallows, corn syrup, or a combination of sugar and milk boiled together are examples of popular gooey binding ingredients.

They require minimal equipment too. Usually all you need is a spoon and a saucepan or bowl.

Then all that you need is the patience to wait until the cookies set. You can often speed this along with a little time in the refrigerator.

There are lots of different no bake cookie recipes to choose from in a wide variety of styles. Some are relatively healthy with lots of dried fruit and nuts. Others are more decadent thanks to the liberal use of cookie crumbs, chocolate, and marshmallows.

The classic no bake cookies that have been around for more than sixty years are Crispy Rice Treats. Other favorites include Butterscotch Haystacks made with crispy chow mein noodles, Bird's Nests, Rum Balls, Graham Cracker Squares, Peanut Butter Bars, Coconut Apricot Balls, and Chocolate Oatmeal Drops.

Martha McKinnon is an avid home cook and cooking instructor who loves sharing everything she has learned through her years in the kitchen with all who are interested.

Her website, is dedicated to publishing the best cookie recipes

and her blog, explores easy recipes, tips, and hints.

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