I was really happy to get this recipe from San Francisco-based designer Lisa Congdon- a welcome walk down memory lane. This recipe for No Bake Cookies, like the pie by Eleanor Grosch, is great to have in your repertoire for those occasions when you want something sweet and nice, but don’t have a lot of time or maybe you don’t have an oven! They’re also fun to make with kids, as we did in elementary school. Click here for the full recipe or just click “read more” below. Enjoy! -Kristina
About Lisa: San Francisco mixed media artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is mostly self-taught. She uses her lack of training to her advantage: instead of following refined technique, she works with her own sense of color, composition and design as her guide. Lisa is almost constantly drawing, photographing and annotating her life. Lisa’s work is dominated by imagery from the natural world and is heavily influenced by her love of scientific imagery. She is known for her palette and use of color, along with the balance and symmetry of her work. When she is not making art in her studio, Lisa is at Rare Device, the San Francisco design-led shop and art gallery she owns and operates with her friend Rena Tom.
No Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar (400g)
1/2 cup milk (120ml)
1/3 cup cocoa (30g)
1 stick margarine (115g)
2 1/2 cups quick oatmeal (about 350g)
1 cup flaked coconut (75g)
Mix oatmeal and coconut in large bowl, set aside. Mix
first four ingredients in medium sauce pan. Bring to a
boil on low heat. Boil 3 minutes. Pour mixture over
oatmeal and coconut, mix thoroughly. Drop by
tablespoon onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm.
Why Lisa chose the recipe:
Lisa loves to collect mid-century kitchen ware from
Scandinavia, Japan and France. Her kitchen is one of
her favorite rooms in her apartment, but her busy
schedule does not allow her much time to use it for
cooking. She loves these “no bake” cookies because
they are extremely fast and easy and can be “whipped
up” in a snap for an indulgent snack.