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No-Bake Cookies, My Moms Recipe

Updated on February 7, 2012

My family has always made these no-bake cookies and they are my all time favorite. I just finished making a batch so thought I would share it with you.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Oleo (stick butter)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa (more or less)
  • 3 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

HOW TO MAKE THE COOKIES

Combine the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in a large pan on the stove. Melt together. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 2 minutes ONLY! (If more then 2 minutes cookies will harden before you get them out of the pan, if not quite 2 minutes then the cookies will not harden on the wax paper). Remove from heat after 2 minutes. Add the peanut butter and stir until mostly melted. Add oatmeal and stir until coated with chocolate. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. (fast enough that the cookies don't harden before you get them on the wax paper)

Measure out 3 cups of oatmeal and have peanut butter ready to add.
Measure out 3 cups of oatmeal and have peanut butter ready to add.
Combine sugar, milk, stick butter and cocoa in a large pan.
Combine sugar, milk, stick butter and cocoa in a large pan.
Melt all ingredients together
Melt all ingredients together
When mixture comes to a "rolling boil" start timer for 2 minutes.
When mixture comes to a "rolling boil" start timer for 2 minutes.
Once timer goes off remove from heat immediately and add peanut butter.  Mix until mostly melted.
Once timer goes off remove from heat immediately and add peanut butter. Mix until mostly melted.
Add the oatmeal and mix until most/all oats are coated in chocolate.
Add the oatmeal and mix until most/all oats are coated in chocolate.
Drop oatmeal mixture onto wax paper fast enough that it doesn't harden in the pan.
Drop oatmeal mixture onto wax paper fast enough that it doesn't harden in the pan.
Finished cookies!
Finished cookies!

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      They are my favorite retired06! Thanks for the comment :)

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      Leona J Atkinson 5 years ago from Oregon, USA

      These are yummy. A former co-worker used to make these and bring them in to share for treats. So good!

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Definately let me know how those turn out :) Not sure if the milk will make a differance but hopefully it won't! Thanks for stopping by teaches12345!!!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The pictures make my mouth water! It seems like a simple recipe and one that children would love as an after school snack. I am a big fan of almond milk and will try this using this subsitution for cow's milk. Thanks for posting this good treat.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      I hope you do get the chance to give them a try. Thanks for the votes and comment :)

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      The Finance Hub 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Mmmmm that looks great I'm going to have to give them a try! Voted up and useful! Hope you enjoy my hubs as well!

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      They are the best :) My girls are eating them for after school snacks right now LOL. Let me know if you make them and how you like them!

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      katrinasui 5 years ago

      This recipe looks interesting and easy to cook. Pictures are wonderful. Thanks cassy for taking out time to write this hub.