No-bake cookies sound too good to be true—how can you get that perfect crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, wholesome sweetness without an oven? Dee's No-Bake Cookies answer with an easy-to-make dessert that's crunchy, nutty, chocolatey, buttery, and wonderfully moist. It's everything you want from a homemade cookie without the hassle. Watch out! Dee’s No-Bake Cookies will disappear faster than it takes to whip them up!
Ingredients• 1/2 cup milk • 1 3/4 cups white sugar • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/2 cup butter • 3 cups quick-cooking oats • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter.
Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 90 seconds. Begin timing from the moment the mixture starts to boil, and keep a close eye on it. If it's boiling for too long, it can ruin the texture of the cookies. Alternatively, cooking for too short a period of time can prevent the cookies from forming properly.
Remove the saucepan from the heat.
Stir in the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Using a teaspoon, measure out and drop the dough onto the wax paper. Make sure you give them enough space to accommodate easier serving down the line.
Allow the cookies to cool until firm, about 35 minutes.