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How To Make No Bake Cookies

Have you ever wondered about the steps involved in making no bake cookies?

No bake cookies are a great introduction to the wonderful world of homemade cookies because they are so quick and easy.

Once you experience how easy it is to stir up a batch of sweet no bake cookies, you will want to come back to the kitchen and make delicious homemade cookies again and again.

Making no bake cookies is a great introduction to homemade cookie making for kids since mixing and measuring can be less exact than with baked cookies and no oven is required.

They are a wonderful way for adults to relive happy memories interconnected with the sweet treats enjoyed during childhood too.

No bake cookies, which became popular in the U.S. during the Great Depression when supplies like eggs, flour, sugar, and butter could be scarce, couldn't be easier.

So, what exactly is the secret for making no bake cookies? Just combine crispy, crunchy ingredients like nuts, oats, cereal, or cookie crumbs with sticky, binding ingredients like marshmallows, peanut butter, honey, corn syrup, melted chocolate, or some combination of milk, butter, and sugar.

The only equipment usually necessary is a spoon and a saucepan or bowl, depending on the recipe.

No Bake Butterscotch Treats

No Bake Butterscotch Treats

Most no bake cookie recipes have just a few simple instructions that involve melting together the sticky ingredients, stirring in the crispy ingredients, and then pressing the mixture into a pan or dropping it by spoonfuls onto wax paper.

Then all that's required is the patience to wait until the cookies firm up. This process can often be sped along with a little time in the refrigerator.

The first no bake cookies to make it big time were Crispy Rice Squares, which have been around for more than sixty years and are just as popular as ever. With just 3 ingredients sweet treats don't get much easier than this.

Another classic is Butterscotch Haystacks, those delicious mounds of melted butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and crispy chow mein noodles.

Stovetop boiled cookies in a variety of flavors usually involving some combination of rolled oats, sugar, and milk are another longstanding favorite that you probably remember from childhood. Mom usually made her version with cocoa and peanut butter and called her No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, No Bake Oatmeal Fudgies.

These may be the trickiest to make since the sugar, butter and milk must be boiled long enough for the mixture to firm up when cooled, but not so long as to cause them to get too hard and grainy. The key for how to make no bake cookies such as these seems lie in getting the mixture boiling vigorously, before beginning to count the time specified in the recipe.

So, there you have it. Everything you need to know about how to make no bake cookies!

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