I am not a baker. I wish I was.
I am pretty sure I scrambled eggs in a cake once as I added the hot butter. And, I work too fast, which means I sometimes mix up the directions. “Oh, 1 cup of flour not 2!” In my defense, the ingredient below was 2 tsp of Baking Soda. Minor mix-ups, I tell ya.
One thing I can promise is that my No Bake Cookie recipe is easy and delicious. Plus, if this hot mess of a baker can achieve cookie success, you are golden.
No Bake Cookies stem back to days with my Momma. They are a comfort food for me. I actually crave them! And, so that is when I take the time to make a batch. Two things to note though –
- No Bake Cookies are something you must commit to. Once you start the process, you can’t stop and come back to them. Timing is everything (more to come). Therefore, I have to be sure Baby Lo is asleep, occupied, or I have an extra hand before I start the process.
- No Bake Cookies while easy can be super easy to mess up. Cook too long and your cookies will get hard and crumbly. Cook too short and they won’t set. Such, demanding little cookies!
The key to success with No Bake Cookies, gather and measure all ingredients ahead of time. I mean look at this goodness, Peanut Butter, Cocoa, Vanilla… this has to be delicious!
- 2 Cups of Sugar
- 5 Tbsp of Unsweetened Cocoa
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter & 1 Large Spoonful
- 1 tsp of Vanilla
- 3 Cups of Old Fashioned Oats
Add the sugar, unsweetened cocoa, butter and milk to a large saucepan. Stir the ingredients on medium-high heat, combining until butter is melted. Here is the most important part: stir the ingredients, watching for the boil. When the liquid boils across the surface, start timing 1 minute and 10 seconds. Continue to stir. Once time is up, remove saucepan from burner and immediately add the oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until combined. Quickly scoop spoonfuls onto wax paper. Let the cookies set for about 20 minutes.
The worst thing about No Bake Cookies is that they last no longer than 24 hours in our house, because Cookie Monster (that is me!) eats them all! No shame.