An easy but good cookie to make on a hot day when you don't want to turn on oven. So easy that even the kids can help.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wipe 1" wide band of butter around the rim of a 3 quart pan to prevent boil-over.

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  • Combine milk, sugar, cocoa, butter and peanut butter.

  • Stir and bring to boil over medium heat. Let boil for 1 1/2 minutes, do not stir.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in oats and vanilla. Stir until oats evenly distributed.

  • Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. Cool. Makes 4 to 5 dozen.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 8.5mg; sodium 32mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
I used 1 1/5 cups of sugar evaporated milk and 4 tablespoons of peanut butter. The trick is you need to boil for 2 1/2 minutes or they will not set up. I have been so frustrated trying to get it right but this will work for you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2006
I also had the problem with the cookies not hardening up as they were supposed to. I scraped them off the waxed paper and microwaved them for a minute and they were better. Next time I'll boil them longer. The taste is delicious...yummy. Read More
(7)
268 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 172
  • 4 star values: 58
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2006
I used 1 1/5 cups of sugar evaporated milk and 4 tablespoons of peanut butter. The trick is you need to boil for 2 1/2 minutes or they will not set up. I have been so frustrated trying to get it right but this will work for you! Read More
(259)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
I used evaporated milk creamy peanut butter and the extra teaspoon of vanilla another reviewer suggested and these turned out to be the creamiest best version of this no-bake cookie I've tried. I always forget the proportions for this old recipe and will definitely be using this one in my 'used often' staple of recipes. Thanks! Read More
(242)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
We love these and they're so quick and easy. Bring the pot to a full rolling boil (the whole surface is covered with bubbles) before you start the timer. Once you add the oats and peanut butter keep stirring until it cools enough to get sticky and thick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
This recipe made the cookies just like my grandma used to! I found that I needed to boil the ingredient for around 2 minutes to get them to dry just right on the wax paper. I also found that dissolving the sugar in the milk before adding the other ingredients made the consistancy a bit better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2005
Tastes great. I'm not sure if i did something wrong but they didn't harden up quite like I would have liked. My second batch i boiled a little bit longer (probably more like 3-5 mintues) and they are in the fridge right now cooling. Is anyone else having this problem? If not what did I do wrong? Like I said Taste great thought! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
My favorite cookie recipe. I 1st made these in Preschool mover 30 years ago and had the original recipe sheet until moving then searched for this one. If you are having difficulty getting these cookies to set up the quick oats work much better. By design these oats make thicker faster oatmeal which will be replicated in the cookies. With a peanut allergy in the family I substitute an equal amount of freshly ground almond butter. It seems to give the cookies a bit more substance and is less sweet. I never thought I could improve on this recipe but the almond butter is an even bigger hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2006
Oh my goodness these are good! I know them from my past as "Dogfood Cookies". I got the craving for them and I'm so glad I picked this recipe. I used the quick cooking oats as other reviewers had suggested. I also boiled the mixture for a little over two minutes as opposed to the 1.5 minutes suggested in the recipe. The cookies are very soft but did still set up without a problem. I'll make these again and again! Thanks for bringing back wonderful childhood memories! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
Very good texture-not too runny or too dry. No- bakes are a little too sweet for me-but everyone here loved them. To some I added dried cherries. The grown-ups liked the added chewiness and flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2003
I use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy. This is a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2006
I also had the problem with the cookies not hardening up as they were supposed to. I scraped them off the waxed paper and microwaved them for a minute and they were better. Next time I'll boil them longer. The taste is delicious...yummy. Read More
(7)
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