When I was a teenager, I had a step-mother. (Technically, she is my ex-step-mother, now, but we don’t need to get into that.)
Anyway, we had the typical teenager/step-mother relationship. In other words, not the best. There were many reasons for this that I also won’t get into here. But, the cool thing is she had my sister when I was 15. Something happened once that little kid came into the picture. Things relaxed a bit on both sides. And, we had a connection that was never going to go away. I think I started to see her as a human being, and she started to see me through the eyes of a woman who was now a mother, instead of just a girlfriend/wife to my dad. We weren’t just fighting for my father’s attention, anymore.
So, the reason I go into this story is this. Around that time, my step-mother and I had another thing we bonded through. Cookies! We both loved cookies. Loved making cookies. Eating cookies. Making more cookies. Eating more cookies.
We made a lot of the typical cookies together. Chocolate chip, snicker doodle, etc. But, she introduced me to No Bake Cookies. I do not recall having had these before. And, once I had them, I was in heaven.
Have you ever had these things? They are great!
Well, when I was trying to come up with a cookie recipe for the April in the Raw event, I thought about these cookie. I couldn’t remember how they were made, but since they were no-bake, I figured they should work. Then I found a recipe on line and realized that no way in h-e-double-hockey-sticks could these qualify as raw. Not even close.
But, I was still obsessed with the idea of making these again. But, since I am now gluten-free and dairy-free, I was going to need to do some tweaking. (You can also make this without peanut butter. I substituted sun butter in one batch that I made at my FIL’s. He tried them. Then his eyes got all wide. He’s allergic to peanut butter. I made them with sunbutter for him, but I forgot to tell him before he ate any. Oops. He’s ok. Just scared him a bit.)
So, anyway, I was very excited when I made these because they taste pretty close to the “real” version. At least from what I remember.
PS – I am linking this post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by gfe-gluten-free easily, The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. Lots of good gluten-free stuff there.