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Regina Merrick's Chocolate No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies


Regina Rudd Merrick began reading romance and thinking of book ideas as early as her teenage years when she attempted a happily-ever-after sequel to “Gone With the Wind.” That love of fiction parlayed into a career as a librarian, and finally to writing full-time. She began attending local writing workshops and continued to hone her craft by writing several short and novel-length fan-fiction pieces published online, where she met other authors with a similar love for story, a Christian worldview, and happily-ever-after. Married for 30+ years and active in their church in Marion, KY, Regina and her husband have two grown daughters who share her love of music, writing, and the arts. Visit Regina on her Website HERE.

Regina's Latest Book Release - Carolina Grace

First-year Special Education teacher Charly Livingston demonstrates God’s love on the outside, but is resentful that God allowed back-to-back tragedies to happen to her family. 

Rance Beaumont is a top-notch medical intern. He’s on his way to the top, and when he meets Charly, he knows things can only get better. When he discovers family secrets and a dying father he never knew, his easy life seems to disintegrate.

Even in the idyllic ocean breezes and South Carolina sunshine, contentment can quickly turn to bitterness and confusion except for God’s amazing grace. Buy the book HERE.

Regina's Chocolate No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been making these since I was a teenager, and if I’m desperate for chocolate, it’s my go-to recipe – simple ingredients that if I don’t have on hand, I know I must go grocery-shopping! Enjoy!

2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder (I heap it just a tad – more cocoa, darker chocolate!)
½ cup salted butter (1 stick)
½ cup milk
2 ¼ cups quick oats

Helpful Hint: Prepare your waxed paper to receive the hot cookie mixture. (I always put some aluminum foil under it to keep the wax from sticking to the counter!)

Mix sugar and cocoa together and set aside. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. When it’s melted, stir in the sugar/cocoa mixture and milk. Whisk to break up any lumps. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 3 minutes (or to soft-ball stage). Take off heat, mix in oats, and spoon out the hot mixture by spoonfuls onto the waxed paper. Allow to cool.