Yummy No-Bake Cookies (& A Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Review!)

Disclosure: Gooseberry Patch provided me with a copy of the cookbook to review and another to giveaway. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Delicious No-Bake Cookies from Serving Joyfully and #GooseBerryPatch

This is one of my FAVORITE cookies! My mom always made them when I was a kid, so I guess you could say that these cookies are kind of comfort food for me. However, I haven’t made them in a while because I had lost my recipe. Yes, I could have looked it up, but the last time I did that, I ended up with a recipe that I could just tell wasn’t right, and just never got around to weeding through them.  I wanted my mama’s recipe!

So, I was so excited when I got my Gooseberry Patch 101 Stovetop Suppers cookbook and it contained a No-Bake cookie recipe that looked somewhat familiar! Not exactly my mom’s recipe, although I couldn’t remember it perfectly from years ago. But it was very close.

The cookbook calls them “chocolate oatmeal cookies,” but we always called them “Chocolate No-Bake Cookies”

These cookies are very fast, and very easy. Active prep/cooking time is about 15-20 minutes, and then about an hour or so to let them cool completely.

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies Recipe

What you need:

1/3 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked

What to do:

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil; cook for one minute. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. mix well; drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cookies cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen*

*I got closer to 3 dozen cookies.

Recipe from 101 Stovetop Suppers, used by permission.

101 Stovetop Suppers

101 Stovetop Suppers from Gooseberry Patch

First and foremost, this is a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, so you already know it’s going to be good, or at least I do. I love their cookbooks and haven’t been disappointed yet!  Here are some things I especially love about this one: 

  • Beautiful, full color photos of every single recipe!
  • The book is separated into 3 sections: Quick & Easy, Slowly Simmered, & Feeds a Crowd. Each section has 2 coordinating dessert recipes, AND the page numbers and borders are color-coded so that you can easily flip to the section you desire…how cool is that?
  • There is not only an entire section of “quick & easy” recipes, but many of the other sections are simple meals, requiring basic ingredients, as well.
  • Did you know that Gooseberry Patch has a youtube channel? And even better is that there is a QR code at the beginning of the book which will take you right to the playlist of videos for 101 Stovetop Suppers!
  • It’s spiral bound, which means the book lays flat and is just all around very convenient.

I’m looking forward to trying out and sharing a couple more recipes from this book over the coming weeks.

Like what you see? You can purchase the spiral bound book at Amazon, or you can get the eBook right now at Amazon for only $1.99!

Gooseberry Patch has generously allowed me to share a copy of this awesome cookbook with one of my readers. Just leave a comment letting me know you’d like to win a copy and you’ll be entered. The giveaway will end Sept 23rd at midnight.

What is your favorite comfort food?





  1. says

    We’ve made no bake cookies since I was a kid! A few years ago, I asked my mom for her recipe and she couldn’t find it, so I started using different ones that I’d find on the internet. None of them were just right. I’ll definitely try this one out, because having the best no baked cookies is a childhood memory that I’d love to pass on to my kids.

  2. Anonymous says

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook. I love recipes that can be prepared on the stovetop so my toddler won't touch a hot oven while mommy is trying to cook dinner

  3. says

    I remember making this exact recipe as a kid. Every time I visited my friend her mom let us do it ourselves. We felt so grown up and accomplished. I think I would like some now. I would love to win the cookbook as well.

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