The Best No-Bake Cookies Ever

Everybody likes no-bake cookies (or “Bakeless Biscuits” as they’re called across the pond), but nobody has the confidence to make them. They usually turn out wrong, people say. Either they’re too soupy or they’re too dry. Well, I don’t mind saying I make a mean no-bake cookie, and I thought I’d share the recipe in case anyone else wants to give it a try.

What you need

1 stick butter
2 cupsĀ sugar
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
Wax paper

What to do

In a medium saucepan, combine the stick of butter, the sugar, the milk, and a truly heaping helping of cocoa powder. While that’s melting together, lay down two sheets of wax paper. Put the oats and the peanut butter in a mixing bowl (a melt-proof one). The peanut butter doesn’t need to be exact. I always eyeball it.

nobakesStir the mixture in the saucepan until it melts and bring it to a boil. A real boil. Not just bubbling around the edges. Not even getting foamy. A real, honest-to-goodness rolling boil that can’t be stirred down, and let it stay there for 1 minute.

After 1 minute, pour the boiling mixture into the mixing bowl (this is why it should be metal or some other form of melt-proof material). Stir it up really well, making sure the peanut butter is mixed in completely. Then spoon the mixture out on the wax paper.

It should make somewhere between 2 dozen and 3 dozen, depending on how big you make them. They should set up in about five minutes of cooling, but it’ll take around 15 minutes for them to cool completely.

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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