no-bake cookies

no-bake cookies

I remember making these no-bake cookies as a young girl. I liked the fact that all ingredients were assembled in the same pan. These cookies have popped up in a number of local espresso stands recently and are still a satisfying afternoon treat.

no-bake cookies

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Serves: Makes 2 1/2 dozen Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups oatmeal

Instructions

1

In medium sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, cocoa, salt and milk. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute.

2

Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Add oatmeal and vanilla and mix well.

3

Drop by spoonful onto parchment paper and allow to cool until firm, about 30 minutes.

4

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to two weeks.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Patti
    March 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I have made the no-bake cookies before and they never seem to set. What am I doing wrong?
    Patti

    • Reply
      Carol Buchan
      March 14, 2017 at 3:23 am

      Patti, I usually have the opposite problem, if I heat the sugar, butter, cocoa and milk mixture too long,the cookies are a little too dry, so I’d try melting the butter, sugar, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil and let boil at least a minute to dissolve the sugar, then cool before adding the rest of the ingredients.

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