Cookies · Fast dessert · Gluten-Free

The Cookie Recipe That’s Hard to Resist

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.

2 thoughts on “The Cookie Recipe That’s Hard to Resist

  1. These are so good and easy to make. They were always a favorite at fundraisers when I was in high school. Recently I was thinking that I should make some. Thanks for the reminder!

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