Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tea and Cookies. A new twist on an old favorite.

                                     Tea and Cookies. A new twist on an old favorite.

Did you know that 1 ounce of dark chocolate a few times per week can help protect your cardiovascular system? 

No Bake Preacher Cookies

Prep/10 minutes /Cook/5minutes/ready in 35minutes
Yields: 20 cookies


2/3 cup of Agave
¼ cup Almond milk
 ¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons applesauce
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups rolled oats


I find these cookies easier to make if you measure out all of your ingredients beforehand.
Mix Agave, milk, and cocoa powder together in a quart size pot
Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 more minute and remove pot from heat
Stir in peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add oats until thoroughly mixed and drop by tablespoon onto wax paper.
Cool completely before placing in an airtight jar or freeze in zippered freezer bags

One of my favorite memories associated with making these cookies is the time my sister Mary and I made these cookies close to the Christmas holidays. We goofed on our very first batch. The cookies would not come off the wax paper. My brother (who was a Chief of Police at that time) still wanted them. He came by in his patrol car and grabbed each sheet of cookies and carried them out of the house at arm’s length. He gently placed them side by side in the trunk. He said most of the neighbors were standing at their front doors, gawking, as he drove by. He had to eat the cookies with a spoon. My sister didn’t live there for very long.

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