The recipe I’m sharing today brings a bit of nostalgia to my heart. I remember eating these cookies as a little girl when my mom would make them as an after school treat. They were my FAVORITE cookie!
Everyone needs a cookie recipe that can be finished in 30 minutes because there are times that you need dessert in a hurry. There are also times when a person craves a dark fudgy chocolate cookie that is easy to make and hard to resist! These are made with oats, so they’re also gluten-free!
A couple weeks ago when I was at my parents’, I wanted to make something sweet for my dad and remembered that he loves these cookies, too. I pulled up my blog for the recipe and found that it wasn’t there! After posting my favorite recipes for thirteen years, I can’t believe I haven’t shared this one before now! I’m going to fix that today!
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 Cup milk
3 Heaping Tbl. Cocoa powder
3 Cups quick oats
2 Tbl. Peanut Butter
1 tsp vanilla
Lay out a large piece of parchment paper on the counter for the cookies to be placed on.
In a large saucepan, combine butter through cocoa. Bring to a boil and boil one minute.
Remove from heat and add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir..
Moving quickly, use a spoon to scoop out a mound of the chocolate mixture onto the parchment paper. Continue with rest of cookie mixture.
Makes about 3 dozen (depending on size)
I usually don’t lick batter bowls, but this cookie mixture is so fudgy that it’s really hard to resist!
What was your favorite cookie as a child? Have you made them recently?
I made another flavor of these for a neighbor – Caramel! They were really good, too! You can find the recipe here.