No bake chocolate cookies just like you ate when you were a kid

No bake cookies are often a girl’s first experiment with making cookies.  For mothers, there’s no worries about burnt cookies…or burning the house down.  For the novice cook, there’s no worries about the disapproval of their mother for doing either one of those things!

When I was a kid, I remember the teenage girls that would babysit us often making cookies like these.  For us, they were an amazing treat, as our mother didn’t make no-bake cookies, opting instead for far more complicated recipes than those combining sugar, margarine, milk, cocoa, peanut butter and oatmeal.  Kids love these, and the adults are often far more inclined to devour them than they would like to admit, too.  They are easy to make, even when the weather is far too warm to be inclined to turn on your oven.

Traditional No-Bake Cookies

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. margarine
  • 1/2 c.  milk
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 3 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Over medium high heat, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa in a medium saucepan to a boil and boil for one minute.  Stir in peanut butter.  Remove from heat and add oatmeal, coconut, and vanilla.  Stir until combined, and drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.  Let cool before removing from waxed paper.

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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