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No-Bake Cookies

Jennie Duncan
My all-time favorite cookie recipe! Just a few ingredients and no time in the oven for these delicious No-Bake Cookies. Yes, I cook and bake every day, but my favorite cookie is a No-Bake Cookie!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
resting time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 330 kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • In a large pot add sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa powder. Slowly bring to a boil while whisking. Once at a boil allow to boil for one minute (I set a timer and stopped the whisking).
  • Remove from heat and add in oats. Mix well. Add in peanut butter, mix well. Last add in vanilla extract and mix well. 
  • Lay out parchment paper on the counter and spoon out the dough into cookie shapes. Allow to set for 15-30 minutes. 



Oats: I typically use quick oats for this recipe. I have found after testing that they work best. 
Butter: For this recipe make sure you are using real butter not margarine. It will make a difference until how they set. 
Setting time: These cookies could take 20-30 minuets to set. If your house is too hot I will sometimes open a window or even stick them in the fridge. 
Pro Tip: This recipe moves fast and over boiling or letting things sit to long could mess it up. I always prepare all ingredients before starting and measure everything out so I can move quick.
Mixing: Do not mix in another bowl add your oats and peanut butter into your warm pot. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 3gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 200IUCalcium: 29mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword No Bake Cookies
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