No Bake Cookies

I love these cookies when I want something fast that doesn’t require the oven. Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? This recipe came from Jeff’s mom, and originally from a church cookbook in the ’60s. Haha, you know that recipes are great when they’re still used after many decades.

If you’re making this gluten free, make sure to use the special gluten free oats. Regular oats are often grown and harvested alongside gluten-containing grains–so you get a some gluten in regular oats because they can’t separate the tiny grains from each other very well.

No Bake Cookies

  • Servings: 24-36, depending on size
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
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Fast, delicious, and no oven needed.


  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Cocoa Powder (for extra chocolatey, use 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1/2 c. Peanut Butter
  • 3 c. Oats (or gluten free oats)


In a saucepan, mix together sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk, and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and oats. Mix well, then drop from spoon onto waxed paper and let set.



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