Shapes You Can EAT!

June 01, 2011

So the other day, blah blah blah, witty introduction.

Once the gas dispersed,  I decided to make some cookies.  Harrison really wanted me to make sugar cookies cuz he likes to use the cookie cutters.  But it was more work than I wanted to do.  I was thinking more along the lines of No-Bake Cookies.   And then I had what can only be called a stroke of genius.  Maybe just a stroke.  But probably the genius thing too.

We made the No Bake Cookies from a recipe found on Allrecipes, like so:

No-Bake Cookies


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
  2. Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.

only instead of just dumping little piles of dough onto the cookie sheets, we laid out cookie cutters and filled those with the hot chocolate mixture.  Brilliant!  Harrison thought that was fun and I thought I was clever.  In about 5 minutes they were solid enough to pull the cookie cutters off - they slid off like butter - and there we had it, fun little amorphous cookie shapes.  Hooray!

Hmm.  Only now that I am looking at the picture, they remind me an awful lot of Litter Critters.  But these are edible, so it is totally different.

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  1. Super cute! And easy. Sort of like me.

  2. Creative genius! Met both your needs.

  3. HAhahah, litter critters! XD
    But I'll probably try these, too, because they really do look yummy.

  4. I like your idea, but I am really just testing to see if I can leave a comment. I have been having difficulty lately.

  5. Great idea! You would totally win the Mothering Moment of the Day Award, if there were such an award.

  6. That is pretty ingenious. I'm totally copying you.

  7. I am just hoping you want me to leave a comment on every one of your blog posts, because I really enjoy doing it. These turned out fantastic! Just FYI, do not attempt the same thing with plastic cookies cutters and pancake batter in a skillet. Might sound like a good idea, but it isn't. That was my stroke of not genius. I hope melted plastic isn't poisonous, because I went ahead and served them to my kids anyway, after cutting the cookie cutters off, of course.