You know what’s not fun? When you have a baking blog and you have to go three weeks without an oven.
Since I’m moving to Florida in August, I’ve been camping out at my parents’ house, and about a month ago my mom was scheduled to get a completely new kitchen. As in tear down the entire kitchen and build it from scratch. That meant no oven for Little Bitty. Yikes!
Well, I’m glad to say I survived the ordeal (and my parents are the proud owners of a shiny new kitchen). Surprisingly, going a few weeks without an oven wasn’t half bad! I obviously love baking, but it was sort of nice to have to think “outside the oven” for a few weeks.
No-bake desserts and myself became quite close over those few weeks. Remember those s’mores oatmeal bites? Yep, those were definitely a product of Ovenless June 2012. But the one thing I missed most about not having an oven was not being able to whip up a quick batch of cookies on a whim. Enter: no-bake cookies. Of the peanut butter graham variety!
These thumbprint cookies are so easy to make, and if you let them chill in the fridge for a few hours, they really end up tasting like a peanut butter cookie that came from your oven — except you didn’t have to heat up your kitchen! It’ll be our little secret.
I filled the cookies with a raspberry jam (and a few with mango butter – yum!), but any flavored filling would be delicious. If you’re looking for a quick, no-oven-necessary treat, give these a try!
[print_this]Peanut Butter Graham No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies
No oven is needed for these thumbprint cookies. Fill the sweet and salty peanut butter cookies with your favorite jam for a quick and easy no-bake treat.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: n/a
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup honey
- Jam, jelly, or preserves (any flavor)
In a medium mixing bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, and honey until mixed well. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then flatten slightly and make a thumbprint in the center of each. Fill each cookie with jam. For a firm cookie, refrigerate 1 to 2 hours until set.[/print_this]