Mom's Uncooked Cookies is an easy 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 that I 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 say to cook for 1 minute!
These no-bake chocolate and oatmeal cookies also contain coconut. This recipe is super easy and very tasty.
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Okay kiddos... are you ready? Let's make some no-bake cookies! I am sure you will really enjoy making some of my Mom's Uncooked Cookies yourself someday.
- Granulated Sugar
- Evaporated Milk
- Margarine or Butter
- Cocoa Powder
- Rolled Oats
- Shredded Coconut
- Nuts (optional)
How to prepare this recipe
In a pan over medium-low to medium heat, melt the margarine or butter. Then add the evaporated milk, baking cocoa powder, and the granulated sugar. Stir and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.
The mixture is starting to thicken up a little. Stir often so that the ingredients don't stick or burn. Turn down the heat a little if you think it is cooking to quickly.
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.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the rolled oats, shredded coconut, nuts if using them, and the vanilla. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.
Scoop the no-bake cookies onto a cookie sheet that has been covered with wax paper. My mom's recipe said it would make 40 cookies. I obviously make mine bigger since I only got 30 cookies. Since we are not baking them, you can really make them any size you like!
They really are good! And, really easy to make and the clean up isn't bad at all!
What kind of oats should I use?
My mom's recipe card didn't state whether to use old-fashioned or quick oats in these no-bake cookies. I used old-fashioned since that is what I use most often and usually have them on hand. However, with this recipe, I am sure the quick oats would work perfectly! I would imagine that the old-fashioned oats make the cookie a little bit chewier.
Can I substitute 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.
Well mom, I think your recipe for Mom's Uncooked Cookies was a hit. Yum!
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 Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Shredded Coconut
- ½ cup Nuts optional
- 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.
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