My Mom's No-Bake Cookies

2
S I

By
@SyiLuvsPastries

This is the recipe that my mom made for us while we were growing up. Now I make them and they are my go-to recipe when I want a quick sweet treat.


*1/16/12: The current picture is of the batch that fellow JAP member, Bonnie Dare, made today. She added chopped pecans to the mixture. Thank you so much Bonnie for letting me use your photo until I can post one of my own!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/3 c
dutch-processed cocoa
pinch of salt
~~whisk the above ingredients together.
1/3 c
butter
6 oz
evaporated milk
1 1/2 c
shredded or flaked coconut
2 c
(to 2 1/2 c.) quick oats

How to Make My Mom's No-Bake Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine all ingredients together, except the coconut and oats, in a medium saucepan; start cooking the mixture over medium heat. Lower the heat; allow the mixture to cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2Remove from the heat and add the coconut; stir until blended. Add the oats; stir until well blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, I place them in decorative muffin/cupcake papers and store them in an airtight container.

    *If you like a softer texture to the oatmeal, you can add it to the mixture during the last 2 minutes of cooking (Step 1).
  • 3VARIATIONS
    ~ Peanut butter (add approx. 1/3 c. to mixture while cooking)
    ~ Raisins, cranberries or Craisins*
    ~ Nuts*
    ~ Other dried fruits, chopped*

    *You might need to decrease the amount of coconut when adding these variations.

Printable Recipe Card





Show 15 Comments & Reviews

Easy Christmas Cookies For A Fantastic Cookie Tray Recipe

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

Kitchen Crew

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...

23 Homemade Pecan Pie Recipes

23 Homemade Pecan Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From the classic pie to new dessert twists, these absolutely delicious and homemade pecan pie recipes need to go in your recipe box ASAP!

7 Must-make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

7 Must-Make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Packed with pumpkin flavor, here are 7 must-make pumpkin pie recipes your family will fall in love with.