Grandma's Old-Fashioned Boiled Cookies

No bake cookies have gone by different names through the years. You may remember your grandmother referring to these delicious easy confections as boiled cookies, since key ingredients were boiled on the stove and stirred together, before dropping them onto a pan to cool and set up.

Today they are more likely to be called drop cookies or no bake cookies. Even if the name of the cookie has changed, the same great homemade cookie taste remains!

We have two recipes for boiled no bake cookies for you to chose from - plain and chocolate.

They are some of the most simple cookie recipes you will find with a long history of bringing smiles of satisfaction to all who sample them.

Chocolate Boiled Cookies

Chocolate Boiled Cookies

Although these recipes for boiled cookie recipes are quick and easy, a few helpful hints are in order:

  • Be sure to follow the directions exactly, boiling the mixture for the stated time.
  • Make sure the mixture is really boiling and then let it cook while stirring for another 1 to 2 minutes. If you don't cook the mixture long enough the cookies may not set up and if you boil it too long they are likely to be grainy and dry.
  • These cookies will need about one hour in the refrigerator to firm up before they are ready to enjoy.

Boiled Cookies Recipe

These oatmeal no bake cookies are sweet - like yummy oatmeal candy. With only five ingredients they stir together in minutes.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats, uncooked
  1. In a heavy medium-size saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, and butter.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and then stir and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure the mixture is at a rolling boil before beginning to count the cooking time.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir in the peanut butter and oats, mixing well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or silicone mat. We like to use a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to speed up the process and create more uniform cookies.
  6. Set aside until firm.

This recipe makes about 3 dozen Boiled Oatmeal Cookies.

Chocolate Boiled Cookies Recipe

  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups rolled oats, uncooked
  1. In a medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine the cocoa, sugar, milk, and butter.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then stir and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure the mixture is at a rolling boil before beginning to count the cooking time.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and oats.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lines with waxed paper or silicone mat. We like to use a small ice cream scoop or cookie scoop when making drop cookies - it speeds up the process and gives the cookies a uniform appearance.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour, until firm.

Note:
To make larger flatter Boiled No Bake Cookies, drop by tablespoons and then flatten slightly with the back of the spoon or your fingers.

Makes about 3 dozen Chocolate Boiled No Bake Cookies.

Boiled Cookie Recipe Variations:

  • Stir in 1/2 cup shredded coconut with the oats
  • Add a dash of cinnamon
  • Use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth for added crunch
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Add 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins

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