No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies


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A quick and easy way to always have cookies around the house.

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Serving Size / Yield

12 servings


  • 3 C. one-minute oats
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 3 big spoons cocoa
  • 2 Tbs. peanut butter

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Cook sugar, milk, butter, cocoa and peanut butter for 3 minutes in saucepan at medium heat.  Take off stove and add vanilla and a pinch of salt.  Stir in oats.  Drop by spoonful onto greased pan or waxed paper.  Let cool.

Reviews (16)

  • Girl Scout Cookies go available for sale once again shortly. Millions are excited about this year's season. Girl Scout Cookies time of year is different in different areas. Each box of cookies sold means more money for the troop. Each box sold means less than $1 for the troop.

    Reported KrishaN  |  January 7, 2011

  • I love these cookies!! In the past I had tried a recipe similar and the cookies would never harden up all the way. These ones are perfect!! The recipe made 21 cookies when I used my Pampered Chef cookie scooper.

    Flag as inappropriate PLavonrep  |  January 16, 2010

  • Do you cook the oatmeal first?

    Flag as inappropriate Brandon21  |  December 24, 2009

  • These cookies are awesome, I make them all the time!!

    Flag as inappropriate sagapoe2  |  April 24, 2009

  • Yes, little to much sugar. I use splenda 1C or 3/4c will do not to griddie.I remember the first time as a new bride getting this recipe from my mom to make for my husband. Just as he was takinghis first bit !i thought the looked to dark! and then his face went yuk! I thought there was no sugar on the recipe my mom gave me ??Did she mean to lean it out?? Hummmm?I always get a good laugh when I make these cookies.I can see his face.

    Flag as inappropriate Jfsmith  |  March 27, 2009

  • This was the worst cookie I have ever tasted

    Reported Ayne1  |  December 12, 2008

  • I made these cookies for my 5 children who are now grown. I lost the recipe years ago. Thanks for renewing it for me. now I can make them for my grandkids.

    Flag as inappropriate kenncec  |  December 1, 2008

  • When you use peanut butter, try it with the crunchy kind so you'll have nuts in the cookie too!

    Flag as inappropriate nanajack  |  September 5, 2008

  • My mom made these for us when we were kids 40 yrs ago. She'd use 1 cup coconut or 1 cup rasins in place of peanutbutter. Awesome!

    Flag as inappropriate cook449  |  July 7, 2008

  • LOVE these cookies! But i find 3 cups oatmeal makes cookies a little to dry. I use 2 2/3 cups & a little more peanut butter.

    Flag as inappropriate jazzck  |  June 23, 2008

  • I used this recipe for many years with my Girl Scout troop. We cookedd it in an black iron dutch oven over charcoals. It was always a favorite for dessert on camping trips.

    Flag as inappropriate Neal  |  May 7, 2008

  • I used this recipe and they were all gone by the next day! Love the no bake idea.

    Flag as inappropriate ladyhawke3  |  April 22, 2008

  • too sweet - cut back half suger & falls apart

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  April 2, 2008

  • do you have to use the peanut butter or the cocoa in the receipt and also can you use a substitute for sugar cause i'm diebetic

    Flag as inappropriate inkbledsoe211  |  March 26, 2008

  • How many cookies, does this recipe make?

    Flag as inappropriate  |  March 26, 2008

  • Oh so easy.

    Flag as inappropriate jasmilez  |  March 25, 2008

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