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No-Bake Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


These cookies taste much better than they look.

Although, these cookies aren't baked, most of the ingredients are cooked.

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I knew I wanted to make No-Bake cookies for my daughter's church group. Since these were for kids, I didn't want a recipe with nuts or peanut butter in it. This was the perfect recipe. My daughter passed these cookies out by saying they were cookies that were good and bad for you. Good because they have loads of oatmeal in them and bad because of the sugar.

To make sure this is a truly gluten-free dessert, read ingredient packages to verify there is no gluten.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, lightly toasted (optional)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cover a large surface with waxed paper. Combine oats and optional nuts in a bowl and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Let boil for 2 minutes, while continuing to stir. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Once butter is melted, pour in oatmeal mixture. Combine completely. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper covered surface. Once cool, store in airtight container.
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Ideal for a working single mother of four, Member Taniev

I am a hard working mother of four. Not that I do not love to bake but sometimes my time is so limited that I kept postponing a baking sesion with my kids. One day I looked up this recipe and we made them. They are delicious and easy to make..I recomend it!

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