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12-13-2011, 08:25 PM #1
No Bake Candy( or cookies)
I wanted to make the No Bake Cookie with oatmeal and peanut butter cooked on the stovetop. Other people make them and they have a glossy sheen and are moist. Mine are dry and dull. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.( I do not bake alot.) Any tips or suggestions?
- 12-13-2011, 10:27 PM #2
I make these cookies a lot and what I've learned over the years is to make sure I have my measurements exact but I don't add the entire oatmeal (mine calls for three cups, I put about 2 1/2-2 3/4) I noticed that when I got into a rush and wasn't paying much attention to my measurements, they'd come out dry.
12-13-2011, 11:46 PM #3
I will try using less oatmeal and see if that helps. I thought I may have been boiling them too long, but I timed it for one minute.Thank you for the tip!Mine calls for three cups oatmeal also.
12-14-2011, 03:28 PM #4
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it also depends on the oatmeal. If you use the quick oatmeal, then it can soak up the liquids faster than say the long cooking oats. Does that make sense? lol I have also changed out the oatmeal with rice crispy cereal and other things I've had in my baking cabinet.
12-14-2011, 04:54 PM #5
I have made them twice. I had them a little dry the first time. This time I used regular milk instead of reconstituted powdered milk. They came out really good this time. I got quick oats the other day to try next hoping for a softer cookie but now I am wondering if they will be too dry. Thanks for the tip about them soaking up the moisture. I love the idea of using rice crispies!
12-15-2011, 02:01 PM #6
I have the opposite problem - mine won't set up and remain runny. It's so strange that I made these cookies often the whole time the kids were growing up and now I can't make them at all and have them turn out. I have no idea what I might be doing differently.
12-16-2011, 12:57 PM #7
For me, it's the oats! I used the whole grain oats in one batch and they weren't too bad. Then I used the instant and they were dry. Someone also told me not too boil them so quickly- use medium heat to get the boil, or they will be dry. I am going to try that also!
12-23-2011, 08:56 PM #8
I just tried my hand at no bake drop cookies tonight and blech! WAY TOO SWEET! The recipe I tried didn't say to boil the oats though and called for 2.5c. It was too runny to me so I added an additional 1/2c of oats. They're cooling now as I type this but I know for a fact that I won't be eating them as they're just too sweet. Hello sugar induced coma
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