“No Bake” Cookies


  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coco
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Pound Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Cups of oatmeal (not the instant kind)


Cook Sugar, Coco, Milk and Butter in a sauce pan over medium heat until it starts a rolling boil. Remove from heat

Add Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Salt and Oatmeal and stir until consistent.

Drop the cookies by spoon onto wax paper. Cookies will harden as they cool, ready in about 30 minutes (longer if it is humid)


As I understand it from articles on the Internet recipes are not copyrightable due to the Idea-expression distinction. However, I always like to point to the creator even in the cases where you don’t actually have to.

I found this recipe in a comic book in the 1970’s when I was about 5 or 6, but I think the comic book was actually from the 1960’s. I have been unable to find the comic book despite multiple searches of comic book databases like the CBDB and Grand Comics Database. The comic was about a group of kids touring a NASA facility in advance of a space launch and they make these cookies as an example of a food that was good to take into space because they don’t have a lot of crumbs, but they do have some crumbs so I doubt it would be really good for space travel. I begged my Mom to help me make them and our family has enjoyed them ever since

Note: The picture of the recipe card is actually my Mom’s handwriting from when we transcribed it from the comic book.