So the Sunbutter is the "Sunny" part of this equation, and the "Honey" part is just that; I swapped out the sugar for honey.
As a former beekeeper, I cannot express enough how important it is to support your local beekeepers! Also, if your honey is the color of apple juice (clear, golden/amber), fluid and runny......it may not be just honey.....especially if it is a product from another country, it could be cut with high fructose corn syrup (the importation of such honey is BANNED in Europe, yet not here in the US) - or it could be super-duper-uber-pasteurized to make it easier for large scale production. Although this makes the honey easier to pour, many nutrients, enzymes and minerals are destroyed in the process.
So that's my soapbox rant! Back to the cookies......the honey did make them a little gooier than usual. I popped them in the freezer to set up, and that seemed to do the trick. They actually won't freeze solid, and we like them chilled, so ours were kept in the freezer.
These are perfect for when you want a little somethn' somethn', yet don't feel like baking. Just bring a few ingredients to a boil - stir-stir-stir - and drop onto wax paper. Sure, yes, they do look like cow patties......but you don't have to bake them, so that makes up for it, I my opinion!
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Sunny-Honey No-Bake Cookies
adapted from a neighbor's recipe (original source unknown)
1 stick butter
1 cup honey
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup Creamy Sunbutter
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned)
In a 4-quart pot, or larger, melt the butter, honey, milk, and cocoa powder - over low/medium heat. When butter has melted completely, raise heat to medium. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil - boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add vanilla and Sunbutter - stir well to incorporate until Sunbutter is dissolved. Add the oats, stir until fully coated. Drop spoonfuls approx 2TBS-sized onto wax paper. Cool completely. If cookies are still tacky when fully cooled, put them in the freezer to set up.
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