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No-Bake Cookies

Servings 12


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon coarse grain sea salt optional


  1. I like to already have my peanut butter and oats measured out in separate bowls or containers. It's good to have them ready to go because once it's time for them, you better have them ready.
  2. In a medium pot, begin melting the butter over medium heat. Just before it's all melted, add in the milk, sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon if using. Stir this together so it's well combined. Now turn up the heat. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, begin a timer (I used my phone). Allow the mixture to cook a full two minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla and peanut butter. Once the peanut butter is mixed in, stir in the oats. Quickly plop the mixture into small mounds on wax paper, topping with a little sea salt if using.