Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Forgotten Cookie: No Bakes!

As I said before, I have a broken oven and it is putting me in baking withdraw. LOL.
I told my husband yesterday that I was thinking of going to one of my girlfriends house to bake in their oven. His response:

"Are you crazy?" "Why can't you just wait?"

For those foodies who also have that undying passion to bake can relate. It has been almost a week since my ovens heating element exploded on me. I actually ordered the part for next day delivery. I hope to get it today. CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR ME.

Anyway, I was trying to come up with a great cookie for my baby girls without baking...

Then I remembered the days my mom would make these insanely yummy cookies. I could eat the whole batch. (Still could...)It was a huge hit. My girls loved them.

found on

1 stick of butter
1/2 cp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cps. vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
3 HEAPING TB of unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cps instant cooking oats
1/2 cp. peanut butter
1. Add the butter, milk, vanilla, vanilla sugar and salt to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from oven. QUICKLY add the oats and peanut butter. Then spoon onto parchment paper. Let set up.
Let me just say, I have had trouble with no-bakes sitting up. You have to let it rapidly boil for only a minute and then add the remaining ingredients.



  1. Ooo, yum! Your little girls are very lucky to have a mum that is dedicated to making them yummy treats, with or without an oven.

  2. Oh, yeah, I know similar "no bake" cookies. My mom used to make them all the time... and thus the problems with my weight from very early childhood. Yummy they are but healthy not so much. A good treat just not a good daily food.

  3. I have never made no bake cookies... They sound good! :)

  4. My mom always made these when I was little - I love them!

  5. These sound really familiar! Probably had them as a child, and now I'm going to share them with my grandchildren. Thanks for a great idea.

  6. I gotta say I've never had them but sure would like too!

  7. LOL, too funny. I love no-bake cookies! Your addition of vanilla sugar sounds delish :D

  8. I've never tried no bake cookies before. This is actually the first time I've heard of it. That's really interesting. I've gotta try this. Neat!!

  9. No bake, sweet!! Hope your part comes in for the oven :)

  10. They look so delicious, love the aroma of peanut butter in the cookies.

    Angie's Recipes

  11. Wow..flash back to my childhood for sure.

  12. You just brought back a memory for me of my mom also making things like this in the summer when it was way too hot to have the oven on! YUM!

  13. Woah! I can't bake so I love this recipe. I made oatmeal cookies the other day and they just didn't come out right, and tasted a little off. They were on the doughie side,and the cookie rose in the middle. I checked recipes online and it said to flatten them, this recipe from Quaker Oats didn't mention anything about that so I ended up getting a hill So this recipe of no bake cookies is awesome, this is a must try.

  14. I remember making these in 4-H and then again in middle school. My family would have me make them every month and now, my husband and his family requests them. So good!

  15. My mom ALWAYS made these too! I never knew anyone else growing up who had them though~ Glad to see there are other people who grew up with them too! :D

    I love them best when they are still hot and gooey! :)

  16. I have added you to my list of great food blogs. Glad we are friends.

  17. These are always one of my favorite cookies. So easy and always have the ingredients on hand!

  18. Oh oven??? A fate worse than death!!!! Good for you for finding a way.

  19. You had me at 'no bake.' Awesome recipe!

  20. Miranda,
    I pray that your oven problem get fix up soon.
    I will try this delicious cookies for my little neighbourhood fans. I think it will be a instant hit.
    Love always.


Thank you so much for letting me know how you feel about my dishes.