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Maxine’s No-Bake Cookies

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Maxine's No-Bake Cookies are a perfect pairing of peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal. This is definitely one of those easy desserts that you’ll fall in love with at first bite! Stop by for my grandma’s recipe.

Maxine's No-Bake Cookies are a perfect pairing of peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal. This is definitely one of those easy desserts that you’ll fall in love with at first bite! Stop by for my grandma’s recipe.

Today I’m sharing my grandma Maxine’s No-Bake Cookies recipe! She was a wonderful cook and I’m always thrilled to share her recipes with you!

No-Bake Cookies

Peanut butter paired with chocolate is definitely a winner in my book, and that’s what always makes these cookies a big hit. You better believe I had to try some of the cookie “dough” before it hardened. Yummo! What can I say – I couldn’t wait!

(It took a while for the cookies to harden. I ended up putting them in the refrigerator to finish up the process, and it worked like a charm!)

Maxine's No-Bake Cookies are a perfect pairing of peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal. This is definitely one of those easy desserts that you’ll fall in love with at first bite! Stop by for my grandma’s recipe.

Maxine's No-Bake Cookies are a perfect pairing of peanut butter, chocolate and oatmeal. This is definitely one of those easy desserts that you’ll fall in love with at first bite! Stop by for my grandma’s recipe.

21 Comments

  1. Sara Lamberto
    Sara Lamberto01-16-2015

    I’m so happy to see a recipe for these with butter! The one my mom has calls for margarine (YUCK). I made the mistake of using natural peanut butter one time and they never firmed up so I’ve been hesitant to try any other changes.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-17-2015

      My grandma cooked with ingredients like margarine too! :)

      I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies, Sara!

  2. Donna Kemper
    Donna Kemper01-17-2015

    I have the same recipe but mine calls for only 4 T peanut butter. I’ve never had problem with them not hardening. Just a suggestion. ☺️

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-19-2015

      Thank you for the tip, Donna!

  3. Karen Northrop
    Karen Northrop02-14-2015

    When recipe’s call for cocoa, do I use the baking cocoa that comes in the can or do they mean the cocoa you make for the kid’s??

  4. Jean Scholl
    Jean Scholl03-13-2015

    I grew up with my mom making these, also, and I’m now a g-grand mom. They are also delicious made without the cocoa for those who don’t like chocolate(!) or just for a different flavor. I don’t make these very often anymore because I can’t leave them alone!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson03-15-2015

      I can’t leave them alone either, Jean!

      They’re like eating potato chips, you can’t eat just one. :O)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Heidi Gibbons
    Heidi Gibbons04-24-2015

    What kind of oatmeal, there are so many kinds.old fashion, 3min.,1 min quick cook?

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson04-25-2015

      Heidi, I’ve used both the 1 minute and 3 minute oats. Enjoy!

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  7. Gean Sanders
    Gean Sanders04-04-2016

    I only use about 1/3 of a cup of oatmeal and 2 to 3 cups of coconut and they are so yummy yummy … Also I cook mine for 2 minutes exactly

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson04-12-2016

      I bet the coconut gives it great flavor! Thanks for sharing, Gean!

  8. LisaE
    LisaE05-06-2016

    Hi Tshanina,
    If you want a thicker cookie, could you add coconut? Or how would I make it thicker? I have celiac disease and want a great tasting cookie and found your recipe and want to try it…

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson05-10-2016

      I’ve never tried adding coconut, but it’d definitely be worth a shot! :o)

      Please let us know how it turns out if you try it with the coconut, Lisa.

  9. Erin Plymale
    Erin Plymale09-24-2016

    I also heard you can put them in a pan, sprayed with pam, and after they are cooled cut into squares.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson09-27-2016

      That’s a great idea, Erin. Thanks for sharing!

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