Dee's No-Bake Cookies

Posted: October 21

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 36 servings

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No-bake cookies sound too good to be true—how can you get that perfect crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, wholesome sweetness without an oven? Dee's No-Bake Cookies answer with an easy-to-make dessert that's crunchy, nutty, chocolatey, buttery, and wonderfully moist. It's everything you want from a homemade cookie without the hassle. Watch out! Dee’s No-Bake Cookies will disappear faster than it takes to whip them up!


• 1/2 cup milk • 1 3/4 cups white sugar • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/2 cup butter • 3 cups quick-cooking oats • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1

Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter.

Step 3

Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 90 seconds. Begin timing from the moment the mixture starts to boil, and keep a close eye on it. If it's boiling for too long, it can ruin the texture of the cookies. Alternatively, cooking for too short a period of time can prevent the cookies from forming properly.

Step 4

Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 5

Stir in the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla.

Step 6

Using a teaspoon, measure out and drop the dough onto the wax paper. Make sure you give them enough space to accommodate easier serving down the line.

Step 7

Allow the cookies to cool until firm, about 35 minutes.

Step 8


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