Vanilla No Bake Cookies

l and vanilla. I just don't remember the amounts. This recipe doesn't have cocoa or peanut butter in it. Thank you in advance. Toni

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  1. JoAnn says


    3 cups quick cooking oats
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1/2 cup nuts
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1 stick butter
    2 tsp. vanilla

    Cook sugar, milk and butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes till good soft ball stage. Add the vanilla. Pour over all other ingredients and stir until well mixed. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper to cool.

  2. says

    I just wanted to thank Toni for posting this recipe!! My one son is a pretty picky eater and chocolate is not his favorite thing. He does like peanut butter and so I’ve been making no-bakes but without the cocoa for him. I saw this recipe and knew I had to make them for him! He doesn’t like coconut or nuts so I replaced the coconut with additional oatmeal and left out the nuts. They were excellent! He took them to school along side traditional no-bakes for his homeroom class on his birthday and the kids were begging him to get the recipe so their moms could make them too! Thanks again!!

  3. hungry mama says

    I make No-bakes without peanut butter because of allergies, but I bet you could leave out the cocoa powder and have vanilla cookies…

    Mix and boil 2 minutes:
    2 cups sugar
    (1/3 cup cocoa)
    ½ cup milk
    ¼ cup butter

    Remove from heat and stir in:
    3 cups oatmeal
    2 teaspoons vanilla

    Optional stir-ins:
    ½ cup raisins
    ½ cup coconut

    Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool.

  4. Maggie the Cat says

    I have one:

    2/3 c milk
    2 c sugar
    1/2 c butter
    1 pkg INSTANT vanilla pudding powder
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    3 1/2 c quick oats

    combine milk, butter, sugar in saucepan. Cook on medium until comes to full boil. Boil 2 minutes*. Turn off heat. Add vanilla, pudding mix, & oats. Let sit for 5 minutes. Drop onto waxed paper.

    * I never, ever have gotten these to fully set up like the photos in the original recipe, and the original recipe says boil 2 minutes. I boil 4-5 minutes and they set up, but are still somewhat gooey and sticky, not fully solid like a correct no-bake should. But they taste so good that I let it slide, lol. I live in a humid area of the country so a 2 minute boil is guaranteed saucy goo. My regular no-bakes (the chocolate kind w/peabut butter and cocoa) always need about 4 minutes. Also, the pudding flavor can be whatever kind you like as long as it’s instant.

  5. Maggie the Cat says

    Okay, I fiddled with the recipe today and have adjusted it so that it DOES set up for me.

    1 1/2 c sugar
    1 stick butter
    1/2 c milk

    1 pkg INSTANT pudding (any flavor)
    3 1/2 c oats
    1/2 tsp vanilla

    Heat sugar, butter, milk on medium to full boil and let boil for 4-5 minutes (or less if you live in a dry climate, it’s always humid here so I always have to boil no bakes for around 4 minutes). Add pudding mix, oats, vanilla and drop onto waxed paper to cool and set up. (I skipped the 5 minute wait time that my previous recipe had). With the lower amounts of milk & sugar they set up completely solid like they ought to! Success!