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no bake peanut butter cookies without cocoa

Best No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy drop cookies are are Best No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies ever!  Rich and sweet these peanut butter cookies are a classic treat that can be mixed up in 15 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Time to set-up or harden 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 44 cookies
Calories 110kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oats


  • In a saucepan over medium heat mix butter, milk and sugar.
  • Stir often to prevent burning. When mixture begins to boil, remove from heat and quickly stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop cookies of desired size onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet.


  • Measure all ingredients out before starting because when the mixture boils you'll need to move quickly
  • The recipe starts slow, but stay close and pay attention because when the mixture boils the pace will pick-up quickly
  • Quick oats are key to achieve the desired consistency in this recipe
  • I like to use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to make uniform cookies
  • Using a larger scoop is fine too
  • Store in an airtight container or bag
  • Makes 44 cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon scoop
  • Recipe can easily be cut in half or doubled without affecting taste or quality


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg