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.

Comments (21)

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  2. Sara Lamberto January 16 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    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 January 17 at 11:24 am - Reply

      My grandma cooked with ingredients like margarine too! :)

      I hope you enjoy these yummy cookies, Sara!

  3. Donna Kemper January 17 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    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 January 19 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the tip, Donna!

  4. Karen Northrop February 14 at 2:17 am - Reply

    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??

  5. Jean Scholl March 13 at 10:08 am - Reply

    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 March 15 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      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!

  6. Heidi Gibbons April 24 at 3:28 am - Reply

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

    • Tshanina Peterson April 25 at 2:36 pm - Reply

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

  7. […] I became a bit nostalgic as I was melting the peanut butter because it reminded of my grandma’s No-Bake Cookie recipe! […]

  8. Gean Sanders April 4 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    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 April 12 at 1:54 pm - Reply

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

  9. LisaE May 6 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    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 May 10 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      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.

  10. Erin Plymale September 24 at 11:38 pm - Reply

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

    • Tshanina Peterson September 27 at 2:23 pm - Reply

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

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