The holiday spirit is overtaking me, and I’m just sharing all of my family’s “secret” cookie recipes this month! Well, perhaps we’re not actively keeping them secret, but recipes like Sour Cream-Nutmeg Sugar Cookies and these No-Bake Cookies have certainly never been published online before. They’re most likely to be found on chocolate- and butter-spattered hand-written recipe cards, stored in dusty recipes boxes, and then re-transcribed by hand as needed.
Sure, my mom doesn’t usually put candy canes in her no-bakes – they’re more of a year ’round, all-purpose cookie (particularly for the summer when nobody wants to turn on the oven). But I dusted off the recipe because I think it’s perfect for the holidays, and for people like me who aren’t necessarily the most baking-inclined. These take only about 15 minutes from start to finish – gather your ingredients, simmer some stuff on the stove, stir some more stuff into it, dollop the cookies onto parchment, and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. You’re done, and you have the most moist, chocolately delicious oatmeal cookie you’ve ever tasted. With a bit of holiday spirit, of course.