Until now, I never...
Taught My Kids How to Make Kindergarden No-Bake Cookies

no bake cookes

When I was in kindergarten our class made cookies one day, and I took the recipe home with me.  They were called “Kindergarten No-Bake Cookies” and I made them all the time when I was a kid.  You know what they are – those cookies you don’t bake – you just mix everything up in a pot on the stove:  butter, cocoa, sugar, oats, and peanut butter – and then dollop the batter onto wax paper, squish them with another piece of wax paper on top, and the put them in the fridge until they’re solid and ready to eat.  Yum!

So after school today the kids begged me stop by the doughnut place on the way home.  I totally wasn’t in the mood to go there so I said, “How ’bout instead I teach you how to make Kindergarten No-Bake Cookes?”  They said sure, and off we went.

The beautiful thing about these cookies is that they are super-quick and easy to make, and I most likely have all of the ingredients on hand.  This time the cocoa I had was dark chocolate cocoa, and even though the recipe I found said to use margarine, I used butter, and Mmmmmmm Mmmmmm they were so good!  The kids loved them!  What’s not to love?  Here’s the official recipe:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper


In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls.  Place another sheet of waxed paper on top and smoosh flat.  Put in the fridge until cooled and hardened.