If you know me then you know I can’t bake very well. My chocolate chip cookies usually bake and run into one giant cookie or they puff up like muffin tops. They taste delicious! I’m just not one to ‘follow a recipe’ or ‘measure very accurately’ or ‘remember to set a timer’. You would think I’d have found no bake cookies a lot sooner if life, but this was my first attempt and I will be making them again! I made a double batch and handed them out to neighbors, you don’t have to, but it would be really sweet of you and you’d probably earn some good karma points.
Here is the Recipe- adapted from onceamonthmeals.com (they use pumpkin pie spice, I made my own)
3/4 of a stick of butter
1 1/2 Cups sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 Cup Milk (feel free to try almond milk etc, I used whole)
1 box (3.4 oz) Instant pumpkin spice pudding mix
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ( OR 3 dashes cinnamon, 1.5 dashes ground cloves, 1 pinch fresh ground nutmeg, 1 dash ground ginger) No I don’t know what a dash is, I eye ball it until it all looked to be about a teaspoon and go heaviest on the cinnamon)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt butter in a sauce pan and add sugars and milk. Bring to a boil and then let boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add pudding, spice, vanilla. Stir to combine and then pour over oats (you can add your oats to your sauce pan, but as I said I did a double batch and needed a larger bowl). Take a spoonful and drop onto wax or parchment paper. Let cool, or place in refrigerator for instant gratification.
Lulu (4) “Mom, this is the best cookie ever.”
Addy (8) “Mmmmm, can I have one in my lunch tomorrow?”
Wyatt (1) Ate a few bites then used his hair as a napkin to wipe off the stickiness.
I personally found them a bit sweet, but I tend to go for savory over sweet unless I’m PMSing.
Thanks for reading and please leave me a review once you make your own!