Best No-Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies are a family favorite, and we are fairly snobbish about them. We happen to think that we have the best recipe, hands down, and so far nobody has disagreed. They truly are the BEST No-Bake Cookies we’ve ever eaten!

Most recipes seem to have a shortage of chocolate and/or peanut butter and then there’s the problem of being too mushy or too dry.  This recipe almost always turns out well, as long as the cookie-maker follows the directions.

Best No-Bake Cookies

1 stick butter

1/2 c. milk

2 c. sugar

1/2 c. cocoa

Mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until melted and combined.  Boil 1 1/2 minutes ONLY! Remove from heat and stir in:

1/2 c. peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

3 c. oats (we like old-fashioned oats)

Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper.  Let set and enjoy!

True confession:  we like to eat these when they’re still hot and gooey.  Get a mug and a spoon, scoop up some chocolate-y deliciousness and eat raw almonds with them to offset the sugar high.