mom's no-bake cookies

★★★★★ 2
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By Aleta Hepp
from Louisville, KY

This is my mom's recipe, although I'm sure many people have this as a family recipe. My mom made these for me and my brothers all the time when we were kids. We usually add a little extra peanut butter to ours (we LOVE PB).

★★★★★ 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mom's no-bake cookies

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 3 c
    oats, quick cooking

How To Make mom's no-bake cookies

  • 1
    In small bowl, combine oats and cocoa powder (this keeps the cocoa powder from clumping), set aside.
  • 2
    In large saucepan, combine butter, milk, and sugar. Cook over medium to medium high heat until boiling. Boil 1 minute, and remove from heat.
  • 3
    Add vanilla extract and peanut butter, stir until smooth, and peanut butter is completely melted.
  • 4
    Add the oats and cocoa powder mixture, stir until combined.
  • 5
    Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper to cool. You can also pour mixture into a buttered 8 X 8 square pan to cool if you prefer bar cookies.
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