Some days you just need chocolate. Quickly. No bake cookies have been around since the beginning of time, and that’s about as long as I’ve been making them. One pan, 20 minutes, no fuss, no effort. Chocolaty goodness. What more can a girl ask for?
There are about a thousand recipes for no bakes, but my favorite os from Ezra Pound Cake. I think it’s my favorite simply because the description is so fun to read.
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 to 3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Let cool until set.