The craving for chocolate has (for real) gone through the roof! I simply couldn’t take it anymore and begged, literally on my knees, Fernweh to get the ingredients to make no bake oatmeal cookies – since we can’t make real cookies given that we don’t have an oven in the apartment we are living in.
You may ask yourself “How would oatmeal cookies stop a chocolate craving?” Technically speaking there’s more chocolate and sugar than oatmeal, BUT if you just say ‘Oatmeal Cookies’ it makes you feel better. #healthygoals
The first time Fernweh made these cookies (she likes to make interesting sweets), the rest of the kids and I were supremely disgusted and our younger brother said they looked like ‘turds.’ Real mature, Scotch.
- Chocolate chips
- Cocoa powder
- Quick Oats
- Vanilla Extract
- Creamy Peanut Butter
Our Spain ingredients were a bit different because you have to search high and low for anything resembling baking products. ‘Twas so sad. Spain doesn’t have “normal” milk or any vanilla extract (the guy down at the Supermercat didn’t even know what vanilla extract was).
We also didn’t do any measuring of any sort. Fernweh is okay at guesstimating, and there are no measuring cups in our kitchen (even if there were they’d be metric), and thus ingredients were primarily dumped rather than sifted. So, our cookies were a bit wack, but my taste buds still accepted them wholeheartedly.
Then stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and oats.
We didn’t have a cooking sheet or parchment paper; so we just used our kitchen counter. BUT if you do have those basic kitchen utensils you’re gonna want to dollop the mixture onto the cooking sheet and let cool in the refrigerator.
Fernweh’s comments throughout the cooking process:
“It literally looks like I’m scooping out a toddler’s diaper.”
“Madison, would you like to just stick your camera inside the cookie to get a good photo?”
“I swear we sterilized this countertop (with a sponge that had to be microwaved because our water doesn’t get hot enough to kill any germs).”
“STOP eating the peanut butter!”
&& last but not least…
“You’re so irritating”