No-Bake Cookies

The best thing about these cookies is probably that you don't bake them. They are so easy and simple. I made these at 10:00 last night, and there was barely any cleanup!


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cocoa
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal

In large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, cocoa, salt, and butter and mix well. Bring to a boil and cover saucepan for 30 seconds to allow steam to wash sugar crystals down sides of pan. Stir mixture and bring it to a boil that can't be stirred down for 1 minute. Then remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add oatmeal and mix well. Do not use regular or instant oatmeal; quick-cooking oatmeal is essential to the success of this recipe.
Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to let the oatmeal absorb some of the liquid.

Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment lined baking sheets or Silpat sheets. Let cool until you can touch the mixture; then reshape the cookies to make them more a ball shape. Let cool completely; store at room temperature. You can also pour this mixture into a 9" square pan that has been greased with unsalted butter, let cool, then cut into squares.


Micah said...

These are definitely one of my favorites!

Stacia said...

these bring back so many memories for me! they are one of my dad's favs and we always made them around the holidays :)

Alexis said...

My Mom use to make these all the time when I was growing up! They are so darn good. I wrote this recipe down, thank's.
NICE blog!

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