Works for Me Wednesday: No-Bake Cookies

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Do you ever have an uncontrollable urge for something sweet…and preferably chocolate?  I do and I love that the ingredients for No-Bake Chocolate Cookies (a.k.a “cow pies” or “poop” cookies, depending on how strong your stomach is) tend to be staples that I have on hand, meaning that, in no time, I can whip up a batch of chocolatey, gooey goodness.

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no bake cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/c cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal (quick-cooking seem to work best)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Bring sugar, cocoa, butter and milk to a boil for one minute.  Add remaining ingredients.  Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper.


Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. YUM, I haven't had those in ages. I could easily make those dairy free. I know what I'm having for dessert tonight!!

  2. This is one of my FAVORITE cookies of all times! I used to LOVE it when my mom would decide to make these.

    THis mornign I woke up thinking I wanted to make cookies today but wasn't sure what kind. Decision made! Thanks for the reminder! Or, perhaps the waistline will not thank you but the tastebuds will!

  3. I LOVE these cookies…been thinking about making some this week to use up some oatmeal…now I MUST make them…my waistline thanks you.

  4. My mom makes these, and they are YUMMALICIOUS!

    I was just trying to think of something to make for the magicians meeting tomorrow night. I think these work! 🙂

  5. These are my FAVORITE cookies and I make them so often, I can make them with my eyes closed. They are delicious and the perfect fix for a chocolate craving.

  6. I was going to make those this week for my mom and aaron's b-day, but believe it or not, i am out of chocolate….. fail!

  7. Okay, I remember these from the days when my mom was the cook at our middle school. She would make stacks and stacks of these for school lunches. I can't imagine that they would let the PS serve these now in the age of "nutritional" lunches. I think she was able to count it because they had PB in them.

    In case you were wondering, I hated having my mom be the "lunch lady" and *never* went into the cafeteria. I preferred to eat my lunch out of a sack. 🙂

    My mom and I did not have the best relationship then and I can't imagine how it must of hurt her that I never came to visit her…ever. Sigh. I guess I did have a teen attitude during those years. I should go call her and apologize.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  8. That was the first thing I ever learned how to "cook" on my own, and I used to make these no-bake cookies just about every day when I was a kid!

  9. Cookies sound so good right now. I'm really trying to get back on track with our no added sugar diet though. Grrrr!!

  10. Ok….I did make these…partially ouf of necessity though. I was supposed to make cookies for both of my kids Awana clubs. The plan was cake mix cookies. Everything was going great until one of the eggs (which by the way I just bought on Thursday) had apparently been left to gestate a bit too long prior to packaging. Had I not started to gag, it would have been a neat science experiment. So no bake cookies it was.

  11. Kris,
    That is SO funny…I almost made these last night…went online and looked at recipes and found a recipe for Peanut Butter Bars and made those instead…well…hopefully we can say that Great Minds think alike…I better not push it on my end though…I've been a bit dense on my end lately!

  12. We make ours a little differently, but these used to be some of my favorite cookies when I was growing up. 🙂

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