Recipe By Robin
Published Mar 28th
Prep - Cook 15m Additional 10m Ready In 25m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 172.5

Easy peanut butter cocoa flavored cookies without turning on the oven.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup margarine
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
  2. 2 Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
  3. 3 Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 172.5
  • Carbohydrate 25.2 g
  • Cholesterol 0.4 mg
  • Fat 7.3 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 71.3 mg
  • Sugar 17.6 g


  1. This is an old familiar favorite of mine since childhood. However, we called them Grandma's "Boiled Cookies," simply because she boiled them on the stovetop. My Grandmother used the exact same ingredients and exact same amounts. However, boiling time is crucial and essential. We add the Peanut Butter with the other ingredients to boil (milk, - Read more ...
  2. A little addition to the timing debate--I still have my mother's recipe from 30 years ago and it stresses that you need to bring this recipe to a ROLLING BOIL and then time your minute. If you begin timing when the recipe "just boils" you won't get the same texture or set. Once you hit - Read more ...
  3. The 1 minute boiling time is not long enough for these cookies to harden. I tried this recipe a number of times following the directions exactly, but my cookies are always mush. I found many other recipes for these cookies that say to boil for 2 minutes. I tried this and my cookies turned out - Read more ...
  4. I love these cookies, but I'm too lazy to use the stove so I microwave them instead. Put everything but the oats, pb and vanilla in a bowl and cook for 3 1/2 minutes, stir and then cook for 3 1/2 more minutes and stir in the oats and stuff. I've also done it once - Read more ...
  5. These cookies were a smashing success at a recent potluck. People inhaled them and I got several requests for the recipe and a mock proposal of marriage. Instead of using the full two cups of sugar, I followed others' suggestions and only used 1 1/2 cups. Also, I boiled the liquid mixture for 2 minutes - Read more ...
  6. LOVE THE QUICKNESS!! We opened a store 4 weeks ago & everyone has been asking for homemade cookies. I tried these thinking no one would really buy them because they are so easy to make anyone can make them. Guess Again!! I have been making 4 batches of these a day & am still running - Read more ...
  7. I have made these no-bakes many times successfully. I always boil for about 2 minutes (candy thermometer reads about 210-120 which is above jelly stage but below thread stage). I find that I have enough time to drop all the cookies without them getting hard, but they will start to jell near the end. Have - Read more ...
  8. If you like sweet stuff, this is the perfect recipe! As others had suggested I used whole milk, cut sugar back to 1 1/2 cups, and boiled for at least 2 minutes. Unfortunately for my thighs they turned out perfectly!
  9. This is a great version of these cookies. Make these a lot but could not find such a good recipe. The only change I made was that I cooked them for exactly 3 1/2 minutes once the mixture started boiling and they always turn out perfect.

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