There’s nothing like a good oatmeal cookie. Even better, you won’t need the mixer or oven for this easy dessert recipe. It only takes a few simple ingredients you probably already have and 10 minutes. That’s it. I usually do up a few batches of these to keep in the freezer. I add peanut butter and some coconut flake to mine to give them some added delishiousness.


2 cups granulated sugar
8 tbsp. unsalted butter
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup milk
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Optional Mix-ins:

2/3 cup peanut butter
1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut


Bring sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in oats, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Using a 1-oz. scoop or 2 tablespoons, drop cookies onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill until firm, about 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Saveur