When Max asked what happened to the cookies, I knew that if I told him the truth that he would be really mad at me.
I thought fast. CJ wasn't home to defend himself so I told Max that CJ was the one that ate all the cookies.
Max's cute little face turned red, he lifted his arms in the air, threw his head back and yelled to the ceiling,
Sure I felt kind of bad about it for a while, but I was mostly just glad that he wasn't mad at me. I would have made him some more cookies right then, but we were out of oats and the mixer bowl was dirty, and quite frankly, I wasn't really hungry for cookies anymore anyway.
CJ is in the kitchen right now, making another batch of no bake cookies. This time, I will be sure to save some for Max.
So anyway, those of you who guessed #4 on yesterday's post should be very proud of yourselves. Yes, I blamed the whole thing on CJ.
Unfortunately, I didn't think of blaming Naughty Bird, Naughty Frog and Naughty Rabbit until I was writing the post last night. I wish I had thought of telling him that his imaginary naughty pets had eaten the cookies just to see his reaction.
I will remember the naughty trio the next time I need to shift the blame elsewhere. I mean, if Max can use them as an excuse for everything, why couldn't I?"
I was asked to give our recipe for no bake cookies, here it is.
2 Cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa
Beat these ingredients together for a few minutes then pour over
3 cups oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix together then drop with a spoon onto wax paper and let them sit for a while. (Ours never last long enough to see how long it takes to set up) They will be gooey.
CJ said that he's going to put this next batch in the fridge to see if they set faster.
This is the official recipe, however, my kids don't like coconut and nuts (weird, I know) so we make them without, and just use more oats.
Also, I don't always use the vanilla, and it's OK without.