Growing up, our Mom had a few dessert staples that we all loved. One of our absolute favorites were these No Bake Cookies.
They are the perfect treat to make when you are short on time because they can be made from start to finish in less than 20 minutes.
Whenever we need a quick treat, I love making these cookies because I always have the ingredients on hand.
These No Bake Cookies go by many names, for example:
- Gorilla Poops
- Peanut Butter Delights
- Preacher Cookies
- Cow Pies
- Chocolate Haystacks
- PMS Tamers (that would have made sense in our house growing up)
Whatever you call them, we are sure your family will love these tasty no bake cookies!
How to make the Best No Bake Cookies:
Step 1: Combine sugar, butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat.
Step 2: Whisk until smooth and stir constantly over medium heat until it begins to boil.
Step 3: Remove pan from heat once it begins to boil. If you let it boil over the heat for too long, your no bake cookies will be too dry.
If you are having a problem with your cookies crumbling too easily or being dry, be sure to take them off the heat earlier.
Step 4: Add creamy peanut butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
Step 5: Add quick oats and mix until well combined.
You can use old fashioned oats if you don’t have quick oats on hand, but the texture will be different. We prefer the texture and consistency of quick oats.
Step 6: Drop by spoonfuls or using a cookie scoop onto foil or waxed paper. These will hold their shape, so however you let them cool is how they will look.
My cookies are rounder because I used a cookie scoop, but growing up our mom always spooned them onto foil so it is totally a preference thing!
Step 7: Let cool.
However, these are AMAZING when they are warm, too, so we won’t judge you if you can’t wait to dig in.
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The BEST No Bake Cookies Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups quick oats
- Combine sugar, butter, cocoa and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir constantly and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, remove from heat and add the salt, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until well combined.
- Add oats and mix until full incorporated.
- Drop by spoonfuls or using a cookie dough scoop onto foil or waxed paper.
- Let cool before eating.
- You can use old fashioned oats if you don’t have quick oats on hand, but the texture will be different. We prefer the texture and consistency of quick oats.
- Wax Paper
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