You *can* eat raw dough with these sweet no-bake cookie recipes
How many times, as a kid, were you told to not eat raw cookie dough? That warning has rung in many people’s ears for years and yet those same people probably proudly ate the dough anyway.
While the warning was for major reasons, namely salmonella concerns, there’s just something about the fluffy, sweet dough of cookies of every kind that makes us want to grab a spoon and dig in before they ever reach the oven.
Luckily, you can (and not just because you’ve grown up)! We munched our way through the internet and found the no-bake cookie recipes that’ll satisfy just like any classic cookie dough. Grab your spoons and let’s get baking (or not, in this case).
Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
This first no bake cookie recipe is a classic, the peanut butter & chocolate pair letting anyone with a hankering for cookie dough feel like a kid again without the salmonella. This is perfect for any chocolate lovers who need a quick fix or as a quick addition to any dessert table at a gathering.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Large pinch kosher salt
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment.
- Bring the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then let boil for one minute.
- Remove from the heat. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, and stir to combine.
- Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and let sit at room temperature until cooled and hardened, about thirty minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
3-Minute No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies
This next no bake cookie recipe replaces the peanut butter with oats, so you can have a sweet treat and cut down on the calories at the same time. Win-Win!
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine or butter
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 3 cups oats (uncooked)
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa.
- Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Continue boiling for three minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
- Stir in oats. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper.
- Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.
Vegan No-Bake Cookies
This last no-bake cookie recipe is both vegan friendly and easy to make. If you are vegan or gluten free, you can still get a nice sweet treat without worrying about animal products or gluten with this recipe.
- 3 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup tahini (Can sub for any nut or seed butter of choice)
- 1 cup keto maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice (optional)
- Line a large plate or tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add your oats and set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl or in a small saucepan, heat up your tahini with your syrup until combined.
- Add your wet mixture into the oats and mix very well, until fully incorporated. Fold in half the chocolate chips, reserving the other half to top the cookies.
- Lightly wet your hands and form sixteen small balls and place them on the plate. Press each ball into a cookie shape, top with remaining chocolate chips and refrigerate until firm.
Have any other tasty no bake cookie recipes? Drop them in the comments so we can keep on snacking!