No-bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

These no-bake cookies are so easy and fast, the perfect thing to whip up when you are craving some chocolate.

No-bake Cookies
  • 1 cube (stick) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • Stir together in a medium sauce pan, bring ingredients to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat then add:
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3½ cups rolled oats
  1. Mix together then return to burner for 1 minute. Drop by spoonfulls onto wax paper or aluminum foil. Cool to set.


  1. I like to press the hot mixture (using a spoon of course) into cookie cutters. That way you can make it into different shapes.

  2. Man, these were so good, my husbands favorite. I had lost the recipe, so he is really glad to have this one back.

  3. i made these last night for my roomates, they were amaazing!! I also have started a food blog, id love for you to check it out.. :)

  4. Quick question – when you say a cube of butter, do you mean the whole stick or what measurement exactly?? Thanks!

  5. These cookies are a happy memory of my husband`s childhood. I had lost the recipe, so thank you for the post. I will make them this afternoon. Awesome website.

  6. Thanks for yet another great recipe! In the past, I’ve had problems with the sugar in my cookies crystallizing or becoming too dry. Someone recently told me you have to boil them for exactly 1 minute so when I found your recipe last week, I was happy to see you included that in the instructions. True to form, you’ve provided another great recipe. I used dark cocoa powder as it was all I had on hand and they turned out soft and delicious and perfect; the best batch I’ve ever made!

  7. Hi, instead of oats are there any other alternative I can use? Cause I was thinking of trying it, but kids aint too fond of oats.

    • Hmmm I don’t know what to recommend with this one… you can use quick oats and they absorb the chocolate a little more.

  8. Tried it without peanut butter and it is toooo sweet! Will try again with a bit less sugar and a bit more oats.

    • You’ll have to let us know how it turns out… it’s hard to find a good substitute for peanut butter!

  9. Just made these and they are very chocolately and good! However mine didn’t set completely. How long do they normally take to set? I just stuck them in the freezer for a bit hoping that helps.

    • That is probably right— we have lived only in pretty dry climates and they seem to set up quite well. Let me know if you have difficulty with it setting in a more humid climate

  10. East and west coast are different. In the east, a cube of butter is nothe sold. It is sold by the pound in four 1/4 LB Sticks or a pound block…so is it a 1/4 lb stick? Did not rate high, because I could not make it due to lack of standardization of the ingredient listing. If that is fixed and I can make it, I can make a rating based on taste. Don’t want to be mean but so many people post recipes that are like this and it gets frustrating.

    • Thank you so much! You can subscribe to our mailing list if you go to out home-page and scroll about half-way down– it is on the right sidebar. :) Thanks again!

  11. We have always made them with 1/4 cup shortening (Crisco) instead of butter. Tried them with butter a few times but we didn’t think that they were as good.

    • I’ve never tried these cookies with shortening. Thank you for your comment – I’ll try it next time.


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