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Egg-free, peanut-free no-bake oatmeal cookies

Submitted by on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 2 Comments

No-bake oatmeal cookies are probably the ideal baking-on-training-wheels recipe.

It’s the first cookie I made by myself after the recipe made the rounds during my pre-teen years. It requires only one pan, no baking sheets and no oven time. Come to think of it, that’s exactly why I still like the recipe.

People have suggested for years that I make it for Big Guy, forgetting that the peanut allergy negated the egg-free attraction. Once I found SunButter, though, that barrier fell.

It’s been years since I’ve made these so my memory might have dimmed some, but I honestly don’t notice any difference in taste between these and the originals. I used to make the originals without cocoa, and I haven’t tried that yet with the SunButter version.

Don’t let the oatmeal and SunButter fool you, though. These are not healthful cookies. They actually taste more like candy than cookies, which is why the half batch of a dozen I made last night was down to nine by the time the guys saw them. Sorry, kids!

No-bake oatmeal cookies

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 tbl. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. SunButter
  • 3 c. quick oats

Mix all but SunButter and oats in a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, add SunButter and oats and stir well. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper and let sit until firm.

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  • Lin said:

    Looks good, but what is Sun Butter?

  • Debra said:

    SunButter is a sunflower seed peanut butter substitute. If peanut allergies aren’t an issue for you, simply use peanut butter instead.