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No Bake Cookies

by Laura

My husband grew up on this recipe for No Bake Cookies. It is also a staple at our house for my children. They are lovingly called “no bakes”.

They are quick and easy to make and are great for a quick treat or after school snack. I feel like my kids are getting something somewhat healthy because of the peanut butter and oats. The taste of the chocolate with the peanut butter in these cookies makes them a favorite.

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No Bake Cookies


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, we do creamy)
  • 2 1/23 cups quick oats (use 2 1/2 cups for flatter cookies like the older picture below)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Put the butter, sugar, coco powder, salt and milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, oats, and vanilla.
  2. Mix until combined and drop spoonfuls onto wax paper. Allow time to cool. I like to eat them while they are still warm. Enjoy!
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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was posted in July 2015.

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12 comments

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Cynde Diminovich December 9, 2013 - 10:21 am

Living out here in the country`we call them “cow patties!!!” LOL

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Sadaf Imtiaz December 3, 2013 - 11:19 pm

I just finished making these cookies and they are great.. just one thing though I made them with 1+2/3 cup sugar and they are perfect. I think 3 cups is a lot of sugar. 🙂 other than that really delicious

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Tammy July 10, 2011 - 10:57 pm

I love these cookies!! Just FYI, I only use 2 cups of sugar and they are just as delicious!! I noticed you talked about them being somewhat healthy with Oats & Peanut butter…. now you can use a whole cup less sugar!

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Meag April 16, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Oh my goodness. These are amazing. So easy and so good!! Great recipe!

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twelvedaysold March 27, 2009 - 12:05 pm

Just wanted to say, I LOVE these cookies! Growing up my sister dubbed them “cat poop cookies” which, apparently, no one else called them!

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Stephanie March 12, 2009 - 1:25 pm

I love making them this way. We have this same recipe, and they’re so good!

Did you know you can make peanut butter no bakes by omitting the cocoa – it ends up being a totally different cookie and tastes delicious!

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teresa March 12, 2009 - 12:47 pm

Ooooh, we love no bake cookies, but have never made them with PB, yum!

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Gianina March 12, 2009 - 10:32 am

You must have read my mind. I was looking for a recipe for these a couple of days ago. Thank you!

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Crystal March 12, 2009 - 9:10 am

I ditto above when I make these cookies they last all of 2 minutes.. I just can’t resist lol.

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Maria March 12, 2009 - 8:15 am

LOVE these, they are so delicious…and dangerous! I try not to make them too often:)

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