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Best No Bake Cookie Recipes

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No bake cookies are ideal for warmer weather, because you don't have to turn on the oven. These easy recipes are also good recipes for kids to make, once they have been instructed on the basics of Food Safety and after you have gone through Teach Your Kids Food and Kitchen Safety with them. If you're looking for No Bake Bar Cookies, that's on another page! For best results, read How to Make the Best No Bake Cookies before you begin.

1. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Linda Larsen

This is one of the first recipes I ever made. The secret is to make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved before you add the peanut butter and oatmeal.

2. Skinny Mint Cookies

Linda Larsen

Do you love those chocolate mint Girl Scout Cookies? These taste just like them, but better! And they're big cookies too, so they're more satisfying. 

3. Caramel Crisp Marshmallows

Linda Larsen

With only three ingredients, you can create a really delicious treat that tastes like so much more than the sum of its ingredients. This is a perfect recipe to start kids on the road to cooking.

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bonbons
Linda Larsen

These cookies/candies are an absolute must for Christmas in my family. This last year I forgot to buy dates and didn't make them - and we missed them! Be sure to buy the unchopped dates and chop them yourself. The prechopped type coated in sugar are too dry for the recipe.

5. Graham Cracker Sandwich Cookies

Frosted Graham Cracker Sandwiches
Linda Larsen

This old, old recipe is one of the first ones I ever made. We always had these ingredients in the house when I was little, so if someone wanted something sweet (this was way before 24 hour supermarkets, by the way), we'd whip up a batch of these sandwich cookies. You can make them any size you want - use a whole graham cracker square, or break the squares into little rectangles and frost those.

6. Crispy Skillet Cookies

I first tasted this fabulous recipe when my great-aunt, Louella Mundale, made them for a family gathering. They are crisp, rich, and absolutely delicious.

7. Bourbon Balls

These chocolate cookies are made with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, crushed vanilla wafer cookies, and of course, bourbon. You can use rum if you'd like, or substitute apple juice or another fruit juice if you want to make them for children.

8. Double Dipped Sandwich Cookies

This is one of the easiest recipes ever. With some supervision at the stove, this is a wonderful recipe for small children to make. The tempering method helps cool down the chocolate a bit so it won't burn tiny fingers. These cookies can be as elaborate or as simple as you like.

9. Vanillla Orange Balls

This easy recipe is a great choice for a child's first recipe. You can crush the cookies and nuts in a heavy-duty plastic ziplock bag instead of the food processor to make it totally kid-friendly. The white chocolate chips, even when melted, don't get hot enough to burn.

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Creams

This simple cookie is a variation on the cracker/peanut butter/melted chocolate cookie. I like it because it uses vanilla wafers, makes the filling creamy and sweet, and loads on the chocolate. 

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