Today’s recipe is one that many people probably already have in their recipe boxes. It’s a wonderful fudge-like cookie, rich with chocolate and peanut butter, loaded with oatmeal, a favorite for generations – The Classic No Bake Cookie, aka, the BEST cookie ever.
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
A favorite cookie for generations that’s so simple to make. These addictive cookies are loaded with peanut butter, chocolate and oats (old-fashioned oats or quick oats) – ready in about 30 minutes. No reason to heat up the kitchen with this no-bake, no-fuss, old school classic.
I am adding this to my Sweet Little Bluebird recipe box for my girls, so they have access to it no matter where they are, when they’re away from home.
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, salted – real butter, do not substitute)
- 1/2 cup milk (skim, 1%, 2% or whole)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa (I use Hershey’s Natural Unsweetened Cocoa)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups Quick Oats (quick-cooking oatmeal) or Old-Fashioned Oats
In a medium to large size sauce pan, heat butter, milk, sugar and cocoa over medium heat, blending well and stirring continuously. Bring to a rapid boil. Once boiling, allow to boil (while continuing to stir) for 1 1/2 minutes then remove from heat.
Next add vanilla and peanut butter and blend well, then add oats, blend well.
Drop large spoonfuls of batter on wax paper. Allow to cool/set for 25 to 30 minutes on counter. Enjoy with a ol’ big glass of cold milk!