Mom's No Bake Cookies

Mom's No Bake Cookies

64 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is the best recipe for no bake cookies I have ever tried. It's great with or without the nuts and coconut!

"I made these quick and easy cookies with my nieces. They turned out wonderfully and were ready to eat in about an hour. The girls followed the recipe as written but did omit the optional nuts and coconut. Also, after dropping them onto the wax paper lined sheets, they used the back of a spoon to smooth the mounds out a bit, flattening them into more of a cookie shape (see photo). The girls loved them!"


2 cups Sugar
8 tablespoon Butter
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 pinch Salt
1/2 cup Nuts; chopped ( if desired)
1/2 cup Coconut; ( if desired)
3 cups Quick Oats

Original recipe makes 3



In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Heat, stirring frequently until boiling. Boil 1-2 minutes; remove from heat and cool 1 minute. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla & salt and mix well. Add oatmeal (and nuts/coconut if desired). Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool until it hardens.

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Sooo good!!!



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Super good. Funny that someone said they were too sweet... I added a bit more sugar to make them a mix between cookies and fudge. Absolutely scrummy. Also- some prefer softer cookies (just use less oats) and some like 'em harder. Keep playing with the amount to get perfect results.
KarinRyan 1y ago

These are very easy to make , however i found them tooo sweet... My grandmother used to make these and I honestly cant remeber if they were this sweet.. Yhanks for the recipe though..
tessElwell123 2y ago

Love it
demi13 2y ago

I have been making these cookies for at least 20 years and they've always been a favorite with my family!
NMilitti 2y ago

Great recipe! I've made them with and without the coconut, used crunchy peanut butter. Both great! Kids love them as we'll as adults
Lemonhead6996 2y ago

Its a really easy recipe to make, a no brainer if you need something quick. I put them in the fridge to speed up the hardening time.
Aimeelady 2y ago

Made this with my little ones tonight - fun and delicious!
JennD107 2y ago

We all love these! I use Nesquik cocoa, crunchy peanut butter, and 1 cup of coconut. Perfect!
marcieschlecht 2y ago

Best cookies out there.
ejpeoples 3y ago

This was my first attempt to make these and they turned out perfect! I left out the coconut and nuts though:) thanks for a wonderful recipe!
laceyclendening 3y ago

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