18 Reviews

This recipe has been around since the seventies ,we use to make them in home economics class and as the other people said real butter and whole milk is the orginal recipe way better flavor!

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vickieboylan November 03, 2015

I had lost this recipe, am so glad I found it again. Will go great in the tins I give away every year. Thank you.

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hdsargent December 05, 2010

I am 55 years old and native to Tennessee. These cookies were served every week in elementary school. I love to make them as well. This is actually my favorite! I don't use fat free margrine or skim milk. I use butter and 2% milk.

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rjaustin9214 December 30, 2009

Same here. We live in TN and everyone I know of has been making these for as long as I can remember, some with a few differences. I also let the sugar and stuff boil for 3 mins exactly and I don't use fat free margarine. These are so good though. Thanks!

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tifdblpn December 08, 2009

Tennessee here.. I have been making these great treats for as long asI can remember.. my family loves them!

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sandysbg December 05, 2009

People down South have been making these cookies for years!!!!! Exactly the same recipe!!! And yes they are wonderful!!!!

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MsScarlet December 04, 2009

These cookies are delicious, but they are not exclusive to Michigan by no means. They are a South favorite as well. Only, often down here they have more peanut butter and sugar. And we always bring to a rapid boil and stir constantly while boiling for 2 minutes exactly, then remove from heat and add the vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal. A very good cookie that's been a favorite for many years down here.

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luvinmykids December 24, 2008

I tried to make this recipe dairy-free. it didn't work out well. I substituted the skim milk for rice milk and the butter with soy butter. They tasted delicious but they never firmed up. I'm sure the original recipe is delicious. I don't know if the original recipe called for the quick cooking oats or the whole oats. I used the whole oats and the cookies were really chewy. I'll leave it up to you to decide if that's a good thing or not.

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cadoll74 March 13, 2008

These cookies are yummy. There are a lot of recipes around for this cookie. As for Southerners rarely getting a taste of this cookie...I'm 48 years old and just about every native Southerner has eaten these cookies. I also put them in a 13 x 9 pan, allow to set up and cut into bars.

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KPA1030 January 09, 2008

These are so yummy! Such a breeze to make. I followed the recipe as given very easy to prepare. Thanks for posting.

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Bev. E. December 19, 2007
Michigan No-Bake Cookies