Mrs. Mckenzie's Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I thought for sure this recipe would be here on Zaar but I couldn't find it. My mom got this recipe from an old family friend way back in the early 1960s. It's a family favorite that I've made so many times that I don't even need to use a recipe any more... it's memorized!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together sugar, butter, cocoa, milk, and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and AFTER the mixture comes to a boil, cook for 2 minutes (time it).
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (be careful b/c the vanilla will make the chocolate mixture splutter a bit).
  4. Quickly stir in oats and then drop by teaspoons-full onto waxed paper covered newspaper (if you don't have newspaper, waxed paper covered baking sheet is fine).
  5. Let cool before eating, if you can.
  6. Be careful NOT to lick the spoon before the chocolate mixture cools -- you can burn your tongue. :).


Most Helpful

Creamy and yummy! I loved the addition of evaporated milk! I added a bit extra oatmeal.

MegStar82 July 08, 2011

I made these because I was out of peanut butter. Yuck! I wish I didn't waste the time and ingredients for this recipe. The evaporated milk gave these a nasty flavor. Personally I think having the peanut butter in these "makes the cookie." I'll stick to the recipe I have.

Chef for the love of sweets June 30, 2008

I was looking for this recipe (without the peanut butter), just made a batch up using about a quarter cup less sugar than stated, they came out just as yummy - thanks for the wonderful recipe, Impera!

ghostlyvision April 30, 2008

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