No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies: Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Today, is a big day for me. Not only do I have a presentation in one of my classes on the effects of the National School Lunch Program on childhood obesity, but I also have to help my co-worker give a presentation to a client, EEK. I’m so nervous. I’ve never been to a real presentation before and I have no idea what to expect. Well, I have some idea, but what if they ask me a direct question that I don’t know the answer to? Should I cry and apologize profusely? Or just run screaming from the room? Actually, thanks to the mandatory public speaking class I had to take last year, I don’t really freak out over presentations until right before I have to speak. Then I forget what my name is.

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Anyway, the moral of this story was that last night when I should have been studying for my impending exam on Wednesday, or going over both of my presentations, I instead decided to get sucked into the world of Facebook. I really don’t like Facebook that much, actually I really detest it. I find it to be beyond superficial, yet I cannot peel my eyes away from it for even a second. It’s like a car crash; you don’t want to look, but you can’t look away. I’m sure my hatred for all things FB come from the fact that I am not a normal 21-year-old and don’t divulge in the slang-speaking, meme-posting, inappropriate-picture-taking that most people my age enjoy. Such a grandma.

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But the real reason why I went on Facebook was that one of my new friends Lauren and I were talking about it on Twitter. Honestly, I love meeting new people and she is such a dear! (Yep, definitely a grandma). I think that’s probably one of the only reasons that I’ll keep mine around, so I can make the acquaintance of new and exciting people, like Lauren, who share in the ridiculous things that I enjoy as she does. And because the world will one day be ruled by Facebook, if it isn’t already. Unless it’s stock prices keep falling, ouch.

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Side-side note: cookies. Back to the main, important reason why you clicked on the link that I posted on Facebook, the site that I don’t really enjoy, so that you could read about the next batch of cookies I’ve made. This time, I wanted to throw a curve ball at you, partly because I can, I run this blog, I can say what I want. But also, because when I had made these, the gas was shut off in my apartment, so I bring you: No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, from the always wonderful and entertaining, Jessica at How Sweet It Is!

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Now despite the fact that our gas was turned off so we couldn’t use our stove or oven and because all of the food I make requires one of the two, does not show any reflection on how fast these cookies disappeared. Well maybe only a teensie, tiny bit. But in all honestly, I think the batch lasted less than a few hours. They are ridiculously easy to make, set up ridiculously fast, and taste ridiculously amazing. What more could you ask for in a peanut butter cookie??

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Borrowed for my cookie collection from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup & 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of ginger

Directions:
Combine the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix together. Dough will be on the crumbly side, but continue to mix. Roll to form 1-inch round balls. If dough doesn’t come together enough, add in a bit more peanut butter or corn syrup until it comes together. Place on a flat surface that is small enough to fit in the fridge (I used small baking sheets) and flatten with a fork to create the traditional peanut butter cookie marks.

Melt chocolate in a heat-proof container in the microwave. Heat in 20-second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted. Drizzle over the cookies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until the chocolate sets up. Then enjoy!

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I need these cookies every day of my life. Time to purchase more corn syrup.

One thought on “No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies: Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies

  1. Don’t freak over your presentation! I had one last night and honestly, if you get a question you can’t answer just bravely respond with the facts you know that relate to the question. Somehow that helps me come up with a quasi-acceptable response lol.

    See now I’d just cry if they turned my cooking gas off. I’m still a little touchy about that after Hurricane Sandy, and I probably would’ve went, bought, and inhaled a box of oreos. Good for you for finding a no-bake recipe! Super neat idea 🙂

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