No Bake Cookies

So, we’re still on the apartment hunt. Its a little stressful (which probably explains why I’ve just been posting desserts lately) and time consuming. And guess what! After my race which was 9 days ago, I realized that I forgot my running shoes in Utah! They are in the mail now but I haven’t been able to run at all these last few days! How smart am I?! Don’t worry though, I’ve been eating plenty of desserts to give me motivation to run once I get those shoes. Grumble grumble. I am so unimpressed with myself.
I digress.
Anyways, these are the perfect dessert when you’re short on time. You just need a stove top to boil these suckers and voila–10 minutes to a whole huge batch of awesome delectable cookies. The flavor of these is to die for- chocolate and peanut butter, my friends! A deadly combination, in my opinion. And the oats add a great texture as well. YUM.
My husband grew up eating these and they probably are his all time favorites. I usually make regular sized petite cookies and then one huge cookie just for him. I’m such a good wife, aren’t I? I suppose it makes him feel good because he could say “yeah, I only ate one!” HAHA. He doesn’t tell anyone that the cookie was the size of his face. Wow. Anyways, you all really should make these because they are 1. delicious 2. easy 3. fast 4. delicious. Yup! Super good any way you look at it!
No Bake Cookies
yield: at least 30
1/2 cup butter or margerine
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sugar
3 cups oats
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In large pot, bring butter, milk and sugar to boil. Stir while boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Immediately scoop into cookies and place on waxed paper or aluminum foil. Allow 5-10 minutes to set and cool.
Recipe TIPS:
-Its a good idea to have all the ingredients you stir into the boiled mixture pre measured, so the process is quick and the cookie ‘batter’ comes together properly.

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  1. I am totaly gonna make that!! It sounds easy and delicious.
    You know, Brad was the one to introduce to your food blog. I already thought you were an awesome woman, now I just think you are a star! You rock!


  2. When making these cookies, just one question. What type of oatmeal do you use? One minute oatmeal, old fashioned long cooking, or quick cooking oatmeal?


    • Lauren — July 24th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

      I think I use quick cooking. If you’re going to use any other kind, start by adding 1/2 cup less and adding from there.


  3. Made these for my children back in the 70’s. Lost the recipe. Thank you so much.



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