When Nick and I got married, our cake table had two things on it: the wedding cake and a plate full of my mom’s no bake cookies.
We both tasted and decided on the flavors for our main wedding cake, but Nick didn’t really want his own groom’s cake.
He wanted a plate of cookies.
We’re both equal opportunity when it comes to good cookies, but these no bakes are still one of our favorites. They don’t last long at all, but the best part about them is that they take almost no time to make!
The only thing that can be frustrating about these no bakes is that the weather can determine whether or not these will set. If it’s muggy or anywhere near storming, forget it. Make a regular batch of cookies.
But if you find yourself with some extra time on a nice day, you’ll have cookies in no time.
No bakes. Preacher Cookies. Whatever you call them, these are one of my favorite cookies ever.
And I’ve seen all kinds of other recipes that use peanut butter and coconut, and those are all good, but I have never strayed from my mom’s recipe – the all cocoa no bake cookie – the version we love the most.
Mom’s No Bake Cookies
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
Put butter, milk, and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Let the mixture boil for 3 minutes (use a timer or watch to make sure it boils for a full 3 minutes).
After 3 minutes, take the pan off the heat and stir in the oats, cocoa, vanilla, and salt.
Once mixture is combined, drop by the spoonful on wax or parchment paper.
Let the cookies sit until they have set and they easily come off the paper.