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No Bake Cookies

These No Bake Cookies are the perfect blend of nostalgia and delicious! Not to mention they only require a few ingredients and are done within 15 minutes! They’re the very best cookie!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy no bake cookies, no bake chocolate cookies, no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies, no bake cookies, no bake desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Haylie


  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups old fashioned or quick oats
  • 2 cups granulated sugar


  1. Begin by prepping all of your ingredients and have them readily accessible. This includes lining 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon cookie sheets. 

  2. Next, in a large saucepan on medium high heat, melt your butter. Add in your cocoa powder, sugar and milk next and whisk together to incorporate. Let this cook and come to a rolling boil. Once it's boiling, let it boil for 2 full minutes. Set a time if needed. This will ensure that the mixture thickens and cook the oats. 

  3. Once it's boiled for 2 minutes, take it off the heat immediately. Stir in your peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Lastly, add in your oats and mix together until incorporated. 

  4. Once your cookie mixture is all mixed, using a tablespoon or large cookie scoop, scoop out about 1-2 tbsp worth of mixture per cookie. Feel free to lightly flatted and shape them into round neat cookies using a fork. 

  5. Let them harden and set for about 15 minutes, either in your room temperature kitchen OR if you want them to be set quicker, place them in your refrigerator.