We love no-bake cookies around here. We make them so often we have the recipe memorized. I remember my oldest sister making some yummy Blondie no bake cookies when I was a little girl.
She says it was an accident, but all I remember is that I loved them. I decided to try and recreate them myself….don’t ask me why I waited so long. They turned out delicious and that’s how this Blondie No Bake Cookies recipe was born.
Because you aren’t using cocoa, you have to do a couple things differently with the recipe. You need to mix a little flour in with the sugar and then up the amount of oats. Other than that ingredients are pretty much the same. I just suggest going a little heavy on the peanut butter. YUM!
I love eating these in a bowl with a spoon while they are still warm. The texture is so fabulous. I also love them when they are completely cooled and set up. These take a little longer to set up, but once they do the outside is a little hardened and the center is still soft. PERFECTION!!!
**I used quick oats but old fashioned would work great too, the cookies will just turn out a little flatter. The weird/cool thing about using the quick oats is that the peanut butter mixture is still so hot when you mix them in that it cooks them a little bit and gives them a unique (and addictive) texture.
**I also used creamy peanut butter because it is what I keep on hand, I am sure crunchy would be fabulous, especially if you like nuts in your cookies.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1½ Tbsp flour
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup peanut butter, heaping
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4½ cups quick oats
- Add sugar and flour together in a medium sized sauce pan. Stir until well combined.
- Add butter and milk and turn onto medium high heat. Stir fairly constantly as butter melts, bring to a full boil and allow to boil for 2 minutes. (keep stirring while boiling)
- Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla, stir until combined and then add quick oats and stir until completely combined.
- Using a cookie scoop or by the tablespoonful, drop cookies on wax paper or parchment paper to cool. I prefer to line a cookie sheet with wax paper so I can move them if I need to.
- Let cool and enjoy