I remember my babysitter making these when I was little. I loved these cookies and it was all I could do to wait for them to cool off and set up so I could eat them. I’ve asked a lot of people if they remember these cookies or have ever had them and about 50% remember them and the rest aren’t too sure! I made these last summer and sent them with Nate to work. One of the guys at work remembered them from his childhood and his mother made them too. I’m not sure how much work actually got done that day between reminiscing and cookie eating! I usually only make these cookies in the summer because heating up the oven during the hot summer is not so appealing. Although I probably could have fired up the oven today with the weather we have right now in Seattle, slightly chilly.
There are several variations of these cookies but these are the ones that I remember eating. Enjoy!
No Bake Cookies
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow cookies to cool for at least 1 hour. Store in an airtight container.