The other day Mary asked me what my favorite cookie is. Without much thought at all, I answered “Chocolate No Bake Cookies”. Then I wondered why the heck I don’t make these more often. Then I remembered how I can’t stop eating them and it’s probably good I don’t make them very often. Then I got the ingredients out and whipped up a batch. 🙂
Start by heating up butter, milk, cocoa powder, and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat. (stirring constantly) Bring it to a boil and keep stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add vanilla & peanut butter and stir until all the peanut butter has melted and is completely incorporated. Then pour into a big bowl with the oatmeal.
Then plop a spoon full at a time onto wax paper and let them cool. It will take 20 to 30 minutes.
These are sooo stinken easy to make!! It’s the perfect cookie to make with your kids. That’s probably why most people have fond childhood memories of these delicious, easy cookies. 🙂
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3 cups of oatmeal
- Heat the butter, milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Let it boil for 3 minutes while continuing to stir. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and peanut butter stir until peanut butter is melted and incorporated. Then pour into a big bowl with the oatmeal and stir. Drop a spoon full at a time onto waxed paper. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
Tip: Doing a little prep work before you start making these cookies is a good idea. I lay out my waxed paper and measure out the peanut butter and oatmeal ahead of time. Once you take your chocolate mixture off the heat you want to hurry and finish before your mixture gets to cool. If it cools to much you will end up with chocolate granola instead of cookies. Chocolate granola is tasty but a little frustrating when you were looking forward to cookies. 🙂