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The BEST recipe for Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Hey guys, today we are gonna bring it all the way back to 8th grade foods! Because, who doesn't love chocolate no bake cookies? If you never learned how to make no bake cookies, now's your big chance! I have tried a million variations and feel totally confident declaring this the best no bake cookie recipe out there.
You will love Chocolate No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
I'm not even lying when I say that Jude (my two and a half year old) can almost make these by himself. With close adult supervision, I promise! I basically just have to get the high stuff down and then stand right there to make sure he doesn't accidentally touch the pan while he's stirring. Man, I love easy no bake desserts!
Chocolate No-Bake Cookies Ingredients
- Cocoa Powder
- Quick Cook Oats
- Peanut Butter
How do you make No Bake Cookies
Are you ready for the recipe that will make you the coolest mom ever with only ingredients you have on hand and 10 minutes start to finish?? Let's do it.
Top Left - Pull out all your ingredients and line two cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.
Top Right - In a medium sized sauce pan combine sugar, butter, cocoa and milk. Heat until boiling and then stir while boiling for one minute.
Bottom Left - Add peanut butter, vanilla, and oats and stir until combined.
Bottom Right - Drop by spoonfuls onto your prepared cookie sheets and flatten with your spoon if desired. Refrigerate until hardened. Serve and enjoy!
How to store No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
Store cookies in an airtight container, they can be stored at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer.
Cookies will stay good for up to 7 days if stored at room temperature in an airtight container. It’s best to keep them in a cool, dry place away from sun and humidity.
In the Refrigerator:
You can store no-bake cookies in the refrigerator. Some people prefer to eat them cold! Always use an airtight container, as the cookies can absorb odors from the fridge.
How to Freeze No Bake Cookies:
Place no-bake cookies on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until they're firm. Then transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. When you're ready to enjoy them, allow them to thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies FAQs
Yes! Absolutely. I typically use the quick cooking oats because that is what I have on hand and they are cheaper. That being said, I've made this recipe using both and they both work and taste great to me!
Nope, they don't! As long as they are stored in an air tight container they will last about a week. Some people like them cold, so whether or not your store them in the fridge comes down to personal preference!
About 20-30 minutes depending on the temperature of your fridge!
Overcooking the Mixture: If you boil the cookie mixture for too long, it can result in the cookies not hardening properly. Follow the recipe instructions carefully and be sure not to overcook.
Incorrect Ingredient Ratios: The ratio of ingredients, especially the oats and the liquids (usually butter and milk), is important. If the mixture has too much liquid or not enough oats, the cookies may not set right.
Humidity: Moisture in the air can affect cookie texture. It might help to refrigerate the cookies to firm them up.
Quick Oats vs. Old-Fashioned Oats: Using quick oats or old-fashioned oats can yield different results. Quick oats tend to absorb less liquid and can result in a softer, gooier texture.
Not Boiling Long Enough: No-bake cookies rely on a brief but vigorous boil to set properly. If the mixture is not boiled for a sufficient amount of time, the cookies may turn out gooey. Ensure you bring the mixture to a full rolling boil and then cook for one minute before removing the mixture from heat.
Undermixing: Properly combining the ingredients is important. Make sure you've thoroughly mixed the oats and other ingredients into the hot, boiled mixture. Incomplete mixing can result in gooey pockets.
Cooling Time: No-bake cookies need time to cool and set. If you don't let them cool for long enough, they may still be gooey. Let them sit at room temperature, or pop them in the refrigerator until they are completely cooled and set.
Humidity: As mentioned earlier, high humidity can lead to gooier cookies. If it's a humid day, consider popping the cookies in the fridge for a while to help them firm up.
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Perfect Recipe for Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Pull out all your ingredients and line two cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper. In a medium sized sauce pan combine sugar, butter, cocoa and milk. Heat until boiling and then stir while boiling for one minute. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and oats and stir until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto your prepared cookie sheets and refrigerate until hardened. Serve and enjoy!
Do any of you feel less guilty eating these because of all the oats... or is that just me?