Saturday, March 12, 2011

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My dear friend Delores Bailey gave me this recipe years ago (I even remember the first time she made them for me). I have some wonderful memories of us making them together and hopefully we’ll do so again soon!  

1 stick margarine
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk

Bring to hard boil on medium, boil for 1 ½ minutes (be sure to time it!).

¾ cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups quick oats

Stir peanut butter into sugar mixture until well mixed.  Stir in oats and drop by teaspoonfuls on wax paper.

I must admit sometimes these don’t set up but they’re yummy even when they don’t! If they don't set up, try refrigerating them overnight. After stirring in the oats, resist the temptation to add more in order to make them thicker. It just makes them dry. Yick.  


  1. LOL! Lisa, I thought of you the other day when I ran across my Monster Cookie recipe--it's a regular baked cookie but doesn't have's got a lot of oatmeal instead.