My mom called these uncooked, but actually, they are no-bake cookies, Made with cocoa, old-fashioned oats, and coconut. Super easy to make, and absolutely delicious.
Mom's Uncooked Cookies is a no-bake cookie recipe my daughter and I came across one night while going through my mom's old recipe card box. My daughter insisted that I make the cookies and continue to use the same name for this recipe that my mom gave them.
Uncooked Cookies is the name on the recipe card handwritten by my mom many, many years ago. The funny thing is, after listing a few ingredients... sugar, evaporated milk, margarine, and cocoa powder... the first line of directions says to cook for 1 minute!
Old-fashioned Oats - I use old-fashioned oats for this no-bake cookie recipe since that is what I always have on hand and what we prefer. My mom's original recipe did not state which type to use. I am sure that quick one-minute oats would also work.
Evaporated Milk - I have researched a few other no-bake cookie recipes, and many of them call for regular milk. I have not tried it, but it looks like it would work just fine. My mom's recipe called for evaporated milk, so that is what I used.
If you would like to learn about substitutions for evaporated milk, check out this link for 6 Evaporated Milk Substitutes You Probably Already Have at Home from Good Housekeeping.
Step 1. Melt the margarine or butter in a pan over medium-low to medium heat. Then add the evaporated milk, baking cocoa powder, and granulated sugar.
Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.
Step 2. The mixture is starting to thicken up a little. Stir often so that the ingredients don't stick or burn. If you think it is cooking too quickly, turn down the heat a little.
Once the mixture has come to a full boil (it will start to boil again as soon as you stop stirring), cook for one minute. Cook time is over! No-baking required!
I have seen other no-bake cookie recipes that have you cook for 3 minutes. Just cooking the mixture for one minute is how my mom's recipe was written, and it works just fine for me.
Step 3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the rolled oats, shredded coconut, nuts if using them, and vanilla.
Stir well until all ingredients are combined.
Step 4. Scoop the no-bake cookies onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
My mom's recipe said it would make 40 cookies. I obviously made mine bigger since I only got 30 cookies. Since we are not baking them, you can really make them any size you like!
These no-bake cookies are so good! And, really easy to make, and the clean-up isn't bad at all!
Because these old-fashioned cookies bring back fond memories for so many people, they are great cookies to include in your holiday gift boxes.
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Mom's Uncooked Cookies
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Margarine or butter
- ½ cup Evaporated Milk
- ½ cup Baking Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 cups Old-fashioned Oats
- ½ cup Shredded Coconut
- Melt butter in pan over medium-low to medium heat.
- Add the evaporated milk, cocoa powder, and sugar to the melted butter. Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a complete boil.
- Cook for one minute.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla, rolled oats, nuts if using, and coconut. Stir until completely mixed.
- Scoop mixture onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with wax paper.
- Let the cookies set until firmed up.