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Top down shot of a 4 no bake cookies on a piece of parchment paper with a spoon of creamy peanut butter next to them.

No Bake Cookie Recipe

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Rest + Refrigeration: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 28 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


The BEST No Bake Cookie recipe! Made with simple ingredient you probably already have on hand! Perfect for any occasion or holiday!


  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup butter (reg. or dairy-free)
  • 3 cups roll oats (ensure gluten-free certified if needed)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add sugar, cocoa, milk and butter to a pan. Bring to a soft boil; remove from heat.
  2. Add oats, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Let stand one hour. Move to the refrigerator and let cool 1 hour.
  4. Take either 1 tablespoon at a time or 2 tablespoons at a time (depending upon how big you want the cookies) and drop onto wax paper.


  • Yield: makes either 14 big cookies (2 tablespoons each) or 28 smaller cookies (1 tablespoon each).
  • Storage: store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week on the counter or 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 
  • Freezer: this freeze super well – layer them between wax paper and place a freezer-safe container. Freeze up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in fridge.
  • Gluten-Free: to make gluten-free ensure the rolled oats are gluten-free.
  • Dairy-Free: to make dairy-free use plant-based butter and unsweetened almond milk.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 12.6 g
  • Sodium: 22.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.8 mg