Monday, July 29, 2013

No Bake Cookies

Time for some old school treats!  These are from way back, and I am sure most of us have had them.  I, however, haven't had them in a hundred years, (at least) and as a request from my practically perfect husband, I was obligated!


I associate these particular cookies with the over 80 crowd.  I used to occasionally attend a friends youth group with her as a young teen and there was a bible study that met at the same time.  We got to share their treats and they always had these.  They were a fairly elderly group and I guess I thought they were easy to gum.  Ok I totally didn't mean to make that sound mean, but it does.  But it is the truth, that is how I thought of them when I was young!   I don't know if my mom ever made them but I am certain one of my sisters did, or a friends mom did.  I have a couple of "cookie queen" sisters, sadly they are also the "all things salads" sisters.  A blessing and a curse, I tell ya.  While most of you have probably made these and have a recipe you use, I decided to share them anyway, for my "outside the US" readers and my readers who are beginners.  This is a perfect recipe for kids to help with.  Seriously though, get your kids in the kitchen turn on some good music and shake and bake baby!

No Bake Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil, do not burn!  Take off the heat and add...

1 tsp vanilla
3 cups old fashioned oats

Stir until combined.  Scoop or spoon onto a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Refrigerate or let sit for 1 hour.  Makes about 3 doz, depending on the size. 

Your "loves the over 80 crowd, right mom?" Chefwannabe


  1. I love these! I usually put these in my xmas cookie boxes and everyone alway say it has been forever since they had these.

  2. I can't wait to have some!!! You know my mom used to make these honey! Oh and I and not elderly....not yet but it is closing in. Love you baby! See you at 1130!

  3. Hey! I am not over 80 but I love these! I hope you saved me some! I love you my Chefwannabe!!! See you at 1130 darling.