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Video:How to Make No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

with Elizabeth Labau

Want to learn how to make no-bake oatmeal chocolate cookies that will "wow" your friends and family? Here, see step-by-step directions for making no-bake oatmeal chocolate cookies.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients for No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

To make no-bake cookies, you will need:
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 3 cups of oatmeal
  • And 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions for Making No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and stick of butter. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir while the sugar dissolves and the stick of butter melts. Continue to stir frequently as the mixture heats up and smooths out. You want to bring it to a rolling boil, meaning that bubbles are continuously popping all over the pan. As soon as it reaches a rolling boil, set your timer for 1 minute and let it boil, stirring constantly so that it doesn't scorch on the bottom. After 1 minute, take the pan off the heat. Add the peanut butter, the oats, and the vanilla extract, and stir until the peanut butter dissolves, everything is mixed in, and there aren't any patches of dry oats anywhere. Now at this point the batter is technically "done" and you can start scooping cookies, but I like to wait a few moments so that it gets a little cooler and thicker, which helps the cookies not to spread as much.

So wait a minute or two, then set out your waxed paper or parchment. Use a large tablespoon or a cookie scoop to drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the waxed paper. Since we waited a few minutes, they're holding their shape and not flattening out. Continue until you've scooped all the cookies. Let the cookies cool completely at room temperature. If you try to move them before they're cool they'll just fall apart. When they're cool, you can use a spatula or just your hands to carefully remove them from the waxed paper. And that's it! Your no-bake cookies are ready to be devoured. Now that you've seen how easy it is, I'll bet you start NOT baking cookies on a regular basis!
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