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No-Bake Cookies

December 10, 2013Danita

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We were “iced” in for almost four days and I must say…I really enjoyed the time at home. Now that it has gotten cold (it was almost 80 degrees here the day before it started to ice) we are “officially” in the Christmas spirit. While we’ve been home we have watched Christmas movies, decorated the Christmas tree and baked Christmas cookies.

These No Bake Cookies were requested by my son. They are super easy, only take a couple of minutes to make and best of all…they’re delicious. I do not like peanut butter, but I really like these cookies. I found it a little difficult to get good pictures because they aren’t a real attractive cookie but they do taste great. In fact, as I went to get out a few today for better pictures, I realized they’re almost GONE! When my daughter saw there were only a few left she immediately suggested that we might need to make more. Considering we have about five tins of cookies I think we’ll be OK.  

Here’s the Recipe: 

(printable version below)

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt

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First, prepare a space to put the cookies when done (using waxed paper). I covered the end of our kitchen table with a table cloth then put waxed paper on top of cloth

Measure oats, peanut butter, and vanilla – set aside

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In a medium saucepan combine margarine, cocoa, sugar and milk over medium heat.

Bring mixture to a boil, and boil for 1 minute

Remove from heat and stir in oats, vanilla, salt, and peanut butter

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Drop by spoonfuls on prepared waxed paper

Allow to “harden” and store in airtight containers with waxed paper separating layers of cookies

**I think the weather affected the “hardening” of our cookies.  It was very damp so it took longer than usual for them to firm up.**

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**This is a great gluten-free recipe**

Recipes Coming Soon…Buckeyes and Russian Tea Cakes!

No Bake Cookies
Great Gluten-free Recipe
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup margarine
  2. 4 tablespoons cocoa
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 1/2 cup milk
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 3 cups quick oats
  7. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  8. pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. First, prepare a space to put the cookies when done (using waxed paper)
  2. Measure oats, peanut butter, and vanilla - set aside
  3. In a medium saucepan combine margarine, cocoa, sugar and milk over medium heat.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, and boil for 1 minute
  5. Remove from heat and stir in oats, vanilla, salt, and peanut butter
  6. Drop by spoonfuls on prepared waxed paper
  7. Allow to "harden" and store in airtight containers with waxed paper separating layers of cookies
Notes
  1. The "batter" is very hot when cookies are dropped onto waxed paper. I covered the end of my table with a folded table cloth then placed the waxed paper on it.
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2 Comments

  • Eatbreathetravel (@SuggsTravel)

    April 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Wow. Another thing that makes me wish I didn’t have a peanut allergy.lol

  • Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    December 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    I have to admit, I’ve never made no-bake cookies before! Am I weird? These look absolutely delicious and I love that my kids would be able to help me make them! They sound simple and awesome! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever – pinning now!

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