No bake cocoa cookies

My kids loves these cookies. I think all kids do. I love them because they are super easy and fast to make and they don't heat up the kitchen. It is starting to get hot, so not turning on the oven during the day is so nice. I think most people have a version of this cookie - here is mine!

No Bake Cocoa Cookie

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
3 Tbs. cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups oatmeal

This is all you will need! (I doubled my recipe for this picture, that is why there are 2 sticks of butter.)

In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, milk, cocoa, and sugar. Mix over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Continue to stir for 5 minutes while it is boiling.

Take the pan off the heat, add vanilla and mix in, then add oatmeal. Mix till combined.

On and ungreased cookie sheet, drop a spoonful of the mixture onto the pan. The cookie should keep its form and the chocolate and oatmeal should stay together. If the dough spreads, you will need to keep the mixture on boil for another minute or so. Get them onto the cookie sheet as quickly as you can, sometimes they harden in the pan!

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies - perfect to be goobled up in a day!


  1. I'm new to your site! Found it through a friend's, but how much oats do you put in the recipe? The whole can? I didn't see it listed with the other amounts of ingredients!
    Thanks and keep the great recipes coming!!

  2. Whew! Thank you so much for letting me know about the missing oats - that is kind of a big part of the cookie!! That would have been a big mess!

  3. I LOVE these!!! one of my favorite sweets!