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No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

My mom made these all the time when I was younger, and I still love them!

If you like peanut butter, you will love these. And that is the reason why my best friend Teo would NOT love these…she’s not a peanut butter gal. As for me, I could eat them all!

When I was in high school, I would make 2 batches of them, put them in a big Tupperware, and bring them to school to share with all my friends and teachers. Yep. I was THAT girl. 

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Here’s what you need:
 2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter*
3 cups rolled oats

*I prefer to use smooth peanut butter, but I have used crunchy before. Even some of both!

Here’s what you do:
1. Boil sugar, milk, butter, and salt for 1 minute
2. Remove from heat
3. Add vanilla and peanut butter
4. Stir until smooth
5. Add oats
6. Stir
7. Cool until it holds shape
8. Drop onto wax paper
9. Let them cool for about an hour
10. EAT THE AMAZING THINGS

Makes 35-45 cookies, depending on how big you make them.

Store in an airtight container, with wax paper between each layer of cookies. 

Stirring process…

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All out to cool…

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The leftovers…I get a little rubber spatula and eat it all with some milk to drink!

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And then, enjoy!

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Olfactory Sensations

Smells. Scents. Olfactory.

I love the smell of crayons – but not just any old crayons – it must be Crayola crayons.

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I love the smell of rain.

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Especially in green wooded areas, like Washington.

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I love the smell of red, ripe, juicy strawberries.

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I love the smell of a juicy orange (even though I don’t eat them because I can’t stand the texture).

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I love the smell of warm oatmeal (even though, once again, I don’t eat it because I can’t stand the texture).

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I love the smell of freshly baked cookies.

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I love the smell of old books.

books

I love the smell of berries…black-, rasp-, straw-, blue-, etc.

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I love the smell of a clean little infant.

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I love the smell of a campfire (especially the way the clothes you wore smell the day after, and the day after that, until you wash them.)

campfire

I love the smell of a candle store, particularly Yankee Candle Co.

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I love the smell of a freshly clean house.Female hand wiping dining table

I love the smell of warm pecan pie.

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I love the smell of most warm pies, actually.

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Ok, I love the smell of most baked goods. You got me.

baked goods

I am forever grateful for the sense of smell.

I am grateful for my nose.

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It’s the little things that

make life beautiful.

 
**first 16 images were obtained from Google image search**

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