These cookies can probably be traced back to Eve. My mom made these growing up and I always made them in college. There are many versions but this is actually my old roommate Lisa’s recipe. John made me promise years ago that I would only make these once a year since he can’t help himself from eating the whole batch. I’m always surprised when I find people who have never heard of them. If you’ve never heard of them, you are the LAST person to not have this recipe. No worries. Now you do!

In this last HOT month of summer I’ve had a lot of requests for No-Bake recipes so I added a label on the left for all of the recipes that don’t require you to turn your house into an oven. But between you and me, I’m not against using my oven even in these melting hot temperatures. My husband keeps our house at Arctic cold temperatures so the only way I can get a little warmth in my bones without blatantly turning up the thermostat is to turn on the oven. Shhh…it’s a secret.

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No-Bake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Bring butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa to a boil for one minute. To make sure cookies set up properly wait until mixture comes to a complete FULL boil and then start the timer for one minute. Remove from heat.
  2. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and oats. Stir well and drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment paper. Let them set up and cool.

Recipe Notes

Source: Lisa Pouslen