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Classic No-Bake Cookies

These Classic No-Bake Cookies only require a few simple ingredients and are incredibly easy to make. Loaded with peanut butter, oats, and cocoa powder, these cookies are perfect for an easy dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic no-bake cookie recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (300 grams) quick-cooking oats

Instructions

  • Before getting started, make sure to gather all of your ingredients and measure everything out. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place the butter, sugar, milk, and unsweetened cocoa powder in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, making sure to stir often until the butter is melted and everything is well combined. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and allow to boil for 60 seconds (make sure to set a timer!) stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined. Stir in the oats and mix until all of the oats are coated with the mixture and everything is well combined.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheets (I like to use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop). Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

I use a two tablespoon cookie scoop when measuring out the cookies and usually get about 30-32 cookies.