Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies: Revisited.
I can't believe I don't make these little gems more often. 
They are incredibly simple. so fast. so delicious. 
Assuming, of course, that you love chocolate and peanut butter. 
Which I do. 

I had to do some editing to this recipe from the original format. 
First, I doubled the ingredients--because who just wants one dozen cookies?!
I had to do some tweaking in order to keep a good consistency. 
And I couldn't believe how poorly the ingredients were arranged. 
They were not anywhere close to the order they were used.
Not cool, Mel, not cool. 
So try these out today. 
You won't be sorry.

Original Post: March 2009

I wanted to bake something for Kevin.  No Bakes came to mind.  I found this recipe that I learned in my high school cooking class.  I compared it with a couple other versions of the cookie and decided to go for it.  The cookies come together even faster than I imagined.  Surprisingly enough, I think this was my first time making No Bakes.  This recipe is amazing and extraordinarily easy!!

½ cup butter
1 ¼ cup sugar
½ cup milk
3-4 Tbsp cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 ½ to 3 cups oats
2-4 Tbsp flour

Melt butter in medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.  Add sugar, milk, and cocoa and bring to a boil.  Stir continuously while boiling for 1 minute.  Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla and stir thoroughly to incorporate. Mix in oats in three additions. Sprinkle in flour, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. (Mixture should be thick but able to spread once dropped on the waxed paper.) Clump onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. (I found a cookie scoop [aka mini ice cream scoop] to be extremely helpful.)  Allow to cool.  Enjoy!

yields: 24-26 cookies 


  1. Please don't ever stop blogging these. I don't exactly use them now.... but soon.... once I get married and have a kitchen and a hubby to feed. These all look SOOOOOO good!! Have you really cooked/baked them all?

    Thanks for the recipes!!
    --Erin Buter

  2. Ahhh, Erin! I'm so glad to know you're enjoying my blog! I had no idea. :) I will definitely not be stopping the updates any time soon. In fact, I'm really starting to get into this. I love that my experiences might help you out! and yes, I've actually baked/cooked them all. :D