Wednesday, June 24, 2015

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

WE WERE SKIPPING ALONG WITH OUR GOLDILOCKS SPRING, not too hot and not too cold, just enough rain to encourage plants to grow but not too much. In other words, just right. Then a week before the official start of summer, a heat wave oozed into town and put down its tentacles.

How about a cookie? Yes, a cookie you can make and enjoy even in summer. There is no baking involved and only a very few minutes of stove top cooking. Plus there are many healthful ingredients here.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine milk, sugar, cocoa, butter, and peanut butter. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. let boil, without stirring, for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in oats, coconut, vanilla, and salt. Stir until oats are evenly distributed.

Drop by spoonful onto parchment paper. Cool.


  1. What a great cookie! Mrs KR sometimes makes something a little similar (the coconut and chocolate) but not with oatmeal and peanut butter I gotta show her this! Really good recipe -- thanks.

    1. John, it is a very flexible recipe and so simple to make. I hope she likes it. Thank you for your comment. --Rocquie

  2. These cookies are one of my favorites!

    1. Melynda, I make these for my husband since his Mother is no longer around to make them for him. Thank you for your comment, Rocquie