Last updated on February 13th, 2020 at 08:41 pm
My mom made these No-Bake cookies for as long as I can remember. I do not know where she found the recipe. I doubt she even remembers.
When I was on pre-deployment before leaving for Iraq I became very lonesome for home and family. I called my mom and told her I really wanted some of her No-Bake cookies. She was so sweet that she made me a batch and over-nighted them to me!
Once I moved out west, anytime I miss home, I make a batch. My grandson informed me the other day that these were his FAVORITE cookie and he wished I would make them more often.
They are actually very simple to make. If you follow my blog, you know I am all about simple recipes. If you can make it without looking it up, it is a keeper.
One note on these cookies: My mom was often frustrated at these cookies because they would not set up properly. I do not have this problem. I think it is the difference in where we live. My mom lives in Oklahoma with lots of humidity. I live in Nevada with little-to-no humidity. The humidity levels have a lot to do with how well the cookies set up on any given day.
No-Bake Cookie Recipe
1 stick Butter
2 cups Sugar
3 tablespoons Cocoa
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
3 cups Oatmeal
Use a large saucepan. Melt the butter on low while you are gathering the rest of the ingredients.
Add the sugar, cocoa, and milk. Stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Boil for 1 minute. This is important! If you leave it too long, your cookies will dry out and crumble.
Turn off heat. Add peanut butter and oatmeal. Stir.
Spoon cookies out on wax paper or foil to cool and harden. (This only takes about 10 minutes where I live, but it often took several hours for my mom. Higher humidity = longer set up time.)
Makes approximately 30 cookies.
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