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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

User Rating 4 out of 5
32 Reviews
29 out of 32 users would make it again
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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesMarch 02, 2013 By MariaEMedina
I have been making this recipe for years. . .WITHOUT the added two cups of sugar. It turns out perfect every time and is super easy. The semi-sweet chips add plenty of sweetness on their own. Recently I started using coconut oil instead of the butter. Much healthier. . .and tastes good! I really feel like in our society we are eating too much sugar, adult onset as well as childhood diabetes is on the rise, and two cups is A LOT OF SUGAR. Otherwise fun recipe.
30 of 41 people found this review helpful.
2 out of 5 2 out of 5
No bake chocolate oatmeal cookiesFebruary 13, 2013 By mjrock22
Ok so I didn't have milk but use powdered milk. The powdered milk package said to just use as recipe calls for. That is great when you don't need the liquid. So I kept adding drops of warm water to sauce pan. It started to thicken up then and not burn the sugar. I don't think I let the saucepan ingredients cook long enough as my end result is grainy and doesn't set up. Making it again with milk and the called for ingredients. I guess it was my bad.....
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Not what I'm used toJanuary 14, 2012 By zamh39
I always used a similar recipe with cocoa instead of chips. I was out of cocoa but had chips in my cabnit. THis is much more chocolatey. I didn't add as much sugar nor the vanilla (I don't like it in no bake cookies). I also added more peanut butter. THis addicting...still good, but not the same that I'm used to. I let it boil for a little longer and they set up perfectly. I'd make them again when I'm in need of something sweet and don't have cocoa.
24 of 30 people found this review helpful.
4 out of 5 4 out of 5
well seeeeMay 24, 2011 By Yourfuturepsy_d
i completely changed the recipe. instead of milk i used half and half .. omitted the sugar completely and used only 1 packet of splenda. also i used banana bread oatmeal .. only 1 cup - and spread it on a baking sheet as opposed to making cookies / its in the fridge so well see if my experiment works... if not well try following the directions!!! but i have to say the mixture is delicious and perfectly sweet .. i wish i had some coconut =)
8 of 36 people found this review helpful.
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WAY too much sugar!February 28, 2011 By nylentone
The recipe worked great except it uses a crazy amount of sugar. I don't know if maybe the amount is a typo. I thought it seemed like alot when I was mixing it but I'm not a terribly experienced cook. The cookies turned out good, but they have so much sugar you can hardly taste the chocolate or peanut butter, and it's kind of sickening. Next time I'll use half the amount.
12 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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December 15, 2010 By ElaineTurnali
I noticed that some people had trouble getting it to set. I have a similar recipe that has been in my family for generations. It is called boiled cookies.Ingredients are: 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 4 tbsp. cocoa(or more if you want it richer), 1/4 lb. margarine, 2 1/2 cups oats, 1/4 cup nuts(optional), 2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup peanut butter. Directions: Blend sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil it for one and a half minutes(sometimes I boil it for 2 minutes depending on the weather).Take it off of the burnerand add the peanut butter and mix well. Add oats, vanilla and nuts. Beat the mixture with a spoon(I use a wooden spoon) until slightly cool. Spoon onto waxed paper or parchment paper and let set. I rarely put nuts in it. Every time, I have had complete success with this one.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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Easy to makeAugust 19, 2010 By mspence06
This is by far one of the easiest recpie's for no-bake cookies you will find. They turned out and set great however, I won't use so much sugar next time and maybe will use more peanut butter. They are a little too sweet!!
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Delicious cookies....July 05, 2010 By foodlover123
This is one of my favorites...it seems as though people are having issues with the cookies setting. I would try adding an extra half cup of oatmeal, that seems to work for me.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Taste Wonderful But Still Haven't SetJune 22, 2010 By okidoll
I've been looking for this recipe for years. I used to have them as a kid and they are so good. I still can't get them to set. I just ended up putting them in a glass pan (like for lasagna) and stuck them in the freezer. Hopefully they will set up. It June here in Oklahoma and 88 degrees. I do have A/C though. I did boil the butter, sugar and milk for exactly 1 minute. I'll definitely try again. Next time I may add more oats.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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May 12, 2010 By genna72703
I've always called them wackys but everyone else seems to call them no bake cookies.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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no-bakeFebruary 09, 2010 By momsteward
im 62 and have been making no bake cookies since I was 10. I have used many recipes over the years but none as good as this one. I have always use coco, but the choc chip is great. I use ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chocolate chips. just enough bitter taste to make them good. Thanks I think i Will be using this one for along time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent recipeDecember 02, 2009 By stryker1138
I recently used this recipe for my final assignment in a Nutrition and Fitness class in which I had to make a handful of substitutions to make the food ""healthier."" Even with margarine instead of butter, skim milk instead of whole milk, and half splenda instead of all sugar, these cookies turned out great. I wound up serving them ""brownie style,"" whereby I poured the hot mixture into a baking pan and let it harden in the freezer for an hour before cutting it into squares. These turned out to be the most popular item in the class, despite my limited culinary experience. I will definitely be making these again for the holidays.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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September 05, 2009 By weber.kristen
I experimented a little using white chocolate chips and I added 3/4 cup of coconut and i skipped the peanut butter. they turned out pretty good but i suggest using only 1 cup of sugar! they are too sweet with two cups.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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no bake cookiesAugust 26, 2009 By karla2218
i used ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate in my recipe and i also put some dreid cherries in there too, they turned out great, no problem setting up, a friend of mine used to make these and she said her's never set up and i found out it was the type of butter/margarine she was using
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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No Bake CookieJune 03, 2009 By Melsnider
These cookies were very simple to make and they taste wonderful! I choose to add 4 Tablespoons of peanut butter to the mix. I will definitely make these again! I also sprinkled powdered sugar over them!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Yummy!February 16, 2009 By chambergal
My husband and I had no-bake cookies on our vacation last year and he told me that his mother made them when he was a kid and he missed them. I finally looked up some recipes and after reading all the reviews, I was worried about the sweetness so I used 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa instead of chocolate chips and natural (no sugar added) peanut butter. They're still very sweet but not too bad. I let the mixture boil for almost a full two minutes after it started to have the rolling boil. I didn't know I was suppose to shut off the stove when I added the oatmeal mixture and I had it on the stove for 1 minute. Right now they're setting up and they seem fine. It's raining here today, so I put them in the refrigerator.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Rave reviewsDecember 30, 2008 By lisacarol46
My dear aunt, who is also a wonderful southern cook, said that my cookies were softer and better than those she baked with her recipe. She seemed very sincere, which I considered a grand compliment. I'm making another batch after dinner.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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October 16, 2008 By mcarney79
These cookies were so good!!! They were super easy to make and there was hardly anything to clean up! I've made these cookies a few times now and the only thing I noticed was that you really have to boil the mixture for 1 minute!!! I actually timed it and they didn't have any problems ""setting up"". This is the the recipe I pull out when the mood hits me for no bakes!!
33 of 34 people found this review helpful.
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Excellent, tastes just like childhood!September 27, 2008 By chrissytex
This is one of my favorite recipes from when I was a kid! We always called them doo-doo cookies, and they were eaten faster than they could be made. This recipe is the closest to the one my mother used. The only tweek to the recipe is that rather than use a seperate bowl for the dry ingredients, once you have boiled your milk, butter, and sugar, turn off the heat, add your chocolate chips and peanut butter and stir in dry ingredients in the pan. Even less cleanup!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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September 19, 2008 By katieannied
It was okay. It was very easy to make and also easy to clean upp. i would make it again. but it is kinda chocolatey if i was you i would not put as much as it says to do unless you like a lot then i would keep it. But yeah thats about it! :]
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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comment on no bake cookiesAugust 22, 2008 By purpleiris_1
My Grandmother use to make the chocolate no bake oatmeal cookies with all her grand-children, and they are just like making fudge... If the weather is to rainy they will not set. It has to be a nice dry sunny day, if not you will eat them with a spoon, and that is fun too.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
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Great!August 16, 2008 By dr117
I made these cookies twice already. Two cups of sugar is just too much. I decreased the sugar to one cup, and they were still sweet enough! I also ended up adding an extra cup of oatmeal once I added the sugar mixture to it. I'm not much of a baker, and the time I have to actually make things is really limited. This was perfect because it only took me about 5 minutes to clean up. I'm glad I read the comments before making these because I found putting in the chocolate chips with the sugar mixture after it boiled to be so much easier! I let them set in the fridge for about a half hour, and then put them in tupperware in the freezer. I like them better cold, and you can eat them directly out of the freezer and they're still chewy/soft.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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Sugar overloadAugust 10, 2008 By Anakali
I changed a few things and used what i had on hand but overall, they were fabulous - except for the sugar. I made these for the first time last night and instead of chocolate chips, used M&M's. In place of vanilla extract, I used organic maple syrup (i'm out of extract and forgot to put it on my list.) I used about 4T of peanut butter. I let them ""set"" in the fridge on parchment paper. Next time, I would try about 1 1/2 cups sugar and hope they come out ok... but i realize some of the sweetness came from the M&M's and syrup substitutions. These will be my new favorite cookie to make and experiment with. Definitely try this recipe!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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great recipe!!June 13, 2008 By happygurlinms
I made a little variation,,, left out the chocolate and mixed in a few raisins!! set up good in the fridge, and yes the humidity did have a little to do with it... but great all around!! hubby, kids , and dogs loved it!! thanks bunches!!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Definite Winner!February 05, 2008 By starryknightz
My Granma has been making no bake cookies for as long as I can remember and she never uses a the same recipe twice... or so she says. So I went fishin for a recipe b/c I had a craving... and this recipe is a definite winner. These are some of the best no-bakes I have had. I recommend adding the chocolate (milk chocolate is my preference) into the sugar mixture once it boils and get that good and mixed together and then putting in the oats. Mmmmm they are sooooooo good.
43 of 45 people found this review helpful.
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Very easy and very chocolate-y!February 03, 2008 By ktradd
I read the other reviews before making these cookies and ended up liking them. These are super easy without a big clean up. So for a quick and easy cookie recipe these are great. I like chocolate, however, these are VERY strong on the chocolate taste. My husband could only eat one, whereas my kids gobbled them up. I would lessen the amount of chocolate to 3/4 cup next time and add more of the peanut butter (I only put in 3 T - next time I'll def do 4 T). An added plus -- very simple recipe for my 4-yr old to help me. He loved stirring the mix and he liked putting a chocolate chip on top of each cookie as it cooled. I read about the cookies not setting up - so I put one sheet in the fridge and the other on my counter. They both set up just fine. I like the coolness of the refrigerated ones better, though. Overall, a great find for a rainy Sunday afternoon!! Thanks everyone!!
21 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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just made for the first timeJanuary 20, 2008 By ntanderson
My husband asked if I could make a no-bake cookie because the store was out (I believe he previously purchased the Lofthouse brand)....we were very satisfied with the outcome and won't be buying anymore store-bought!!!They were so easy!Thanks!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Very SweetDecember 08, 2007 By ChristineMayfield
I made this and used milk chocolate morsels and 3 1/2 TBS of peanut butter. WIth the milk chocolate the cookies came out really sweet. I think next time I'll use semisweet morsels. At the suggestion of others I put the cookies in the fridge to firm up, but instead of putting them on wax paper, I put them on a cookie sheet that I had sprayed with cooking spray. The cookies turned out delicious.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Very Good!!!October 25, 2007 By Bobbi934
These cookies are not only easy to make they taste great!!! I had no problems with the recipe. Barb in NY
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Different But GoodOctober 20, 2007 By phillipw49
I substituted half Splenda for the sugar and it did just fine. These set up better if you put them in the frig. I added a couple of extra T's of peanut butter. Excellent! The chocolate chips was a nice addition. Old fashioned oatmeal is definitely better, because it gives the no bakes BODY. Bye for now I'm making these again today.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Good, but recipe needs to be more specificSeptember 08, 2007 By shadowx1110
These cookies turned out great! and it was pretty simple. Except this recipe didn't mention putting the cookies in the fridge to firm them up. I put mine in the fridge and they were hardened in ten minutes! I also threw the chocolate chips into the milk-margarine-sugar mixture and mixed them up before pouring it into the oats. I felt it was just easier.
36 of 40 people found this review helpful.
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Weather too Humid?!August 19, 2007 By Tclark4
I made these and they taste delicious...however, they never did ""set up""...they are still sticky and too gooey to lift off to the waxed paper, except with a spoon... Could it be the high humidity that caused this?...Or the fact that since it IS so hot and humid, and we do not have air conditioning, I put them in the fridge right after I spooned them onto the waxed paper?... I will try them again and give it another chance one day when the weather is more bearable...
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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