We can’t claim to have invented no-bake cookies, but we couldn’t resist sharing this classic recipe, which is perfectly in the spirit of this newsletter’s theme. These cookies are delicious, easy to make, and require only a brief flirtation with the stove top (no oven use required).
Recipe yields around 30–32 cookies.
½ cup sliced butter pieces
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats
- Measure out ingredients, line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Put the butter, sugar, milk, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir often until the butter is melted and the ingredients are combined. Then, bring the mixture to a boil and allow to boil for 60 seconds while stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until fully combined. Add the oats to the mix, stir until oats are coated and everything is well combined.
- Use a two-tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared baking sheets. Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes and serve!