Momma Judy's No Bake Cookies

My husband has a friend from Southern Colorado. Near Durango, but out away from town. Way away. Any town. We're talking middle of nowhere. And yes, if this is sounding vaguely familiar, that's because I live in the exact same spot, only we live in the mountains of Montana and our friend lives in the desert of Colorado.

These people are amazing and beautiful and my heroes. They are the kind of friends that are so great, they are family. And even with thousands of miles of highway between them and us, time doesn't seem to have pasted when we are together. (So why are the kids getting so darn big?)

They have worked hard every day of their lives. They use everything. Them make everything. Homemade bread, pasta, ice cream. Even their hot dog buns are homemade. I love it. They laugh because they're kids get so excited at store bought buns and I get so excited by homemade buns.

When Adventure Man and I were visiting while we were just a pair of young fools, our friend's Momma made no bake cookies and I asked for the recipe. I obviously didn't have it, although now I think it's fairly common. This is the recipe she wrote out for me. Word for word.

2 c. sugar
2 T. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
3 c. oatmeal
1/2 cube margarine
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 t. vanilla

mix sugar, cocoa, milk & boil for 1 min. 
Add the rest & 
put out. 

And there you have it! I like these in the summer cause you don't use the oven, it takes 2 minutes and the peanut butter and oatmeal stick to the ribs. And in my case, the thighs.


  1. How lovely to have such good friends like yours. I am very impressed that they make all of their own stuff - I'd love to be able to do that.
    These cookies sound and look delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  2. Your friends sounds like great people. It's good to have friends like that. and the cookies???? we love those, though I don't make them that often. Don't know why.

  3. Great story...glad you decided to share it along with the recipe! Question though, is a cube of margarine the same as a stick?

  4. I can't wait to make these! They look just like the ones we had in high school. I used to trade my entire lunch for more. LOL I have tagged you for an award. Come on over and check it out!

  5. I learned to make these cookies as a child- they are still a favorite. My father in law loves them as a treat- he's on a gluten free diet.


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