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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

March 28, 2013


My mom used to often make these No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal cookies when I was a kid and I have really fond memories of them!  I do however, tend to have a tough time making these cookies and having them turn out just rights.   A mixture of sugar, cocoa, butter and milk is brought to a rolling a boil and you let it boil for 1 minute.  I believe in the past my mistake has been not letting this mixture boil quite enough which results in a chewy cookie, rather than more of a firm, candy like chocolate.

This time these cookies came together flawlessly and because we were having a little bit of an easter gathering with friends I decided to make a small thumbprint in the centre of each cookie and fill with Jelly beans to create nests.    So yummy and so cute!

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies makes 24-30 cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar (I used a mix of brown and granulated sugar)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I like Almond butter)
  • 3 1/2 cups quick oats

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter.  To the melted butter, whisk in the sugar, milk and cocoa powder.  Let this mixture come to a rolling boil (not just boiling, but a very bubbly, hard rolling boil) and set the timer for 1 minute.   After 1 minute of hard boiling, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and the nut butter until smooth.  Stir in the oats and working quickly, drop by large tablespoons on the prepared baking sheets.  Let cookies cool and harden up.

If making nests, use wet fingers to make a small thumbprint in the centre of each cookie and place Jellybeans in the middle.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2013 1:30 pm

    Yum, your cookies sound delicious!

  2. March 31, 2013 3:46 pm

    These are a family favorite here. I used to make them for my nephews for Christmas gifts and they still ask for them 30 years later! We call them “Cow Plops”…

    • betchacanteatjustone permalink*
      April 1, 2013 6:41 am

      These do seem to be one of those “lifetime” cookies! They never grow old 🙂 Thanks for your comment Debi 🙂

  3. April 21, 2013 10:48 am

    My Late Sister Made These When I Was Still Just Walking. Probably “Cut” My Teeth On Them. She Named Them,”Missouri Cookies”.They’re FAB! Thank You Dearly!

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