Unbaked Cookies

unbaked cookies

These chocolate-oatmeal unbaked cookies are a must-have part of Christmas for me. I used to make them with my mom and sister every year and I’m pretty sure the recipe was originally my great-grandma’s.  So, even though I wasn’t feeling as much like baking as I’d planned, I made sure to make these cookies this week.

These are a great recipe to make with kids – Beach Girl was able to help with every step of the process. (Beach Baby just grabbed handfuls mouthfuls of dough at every opportunity.) I will warn you, though, rolling them is messy. It took quite a few deep breaths on my part as cookie dough covered our dining room table, chairs, and floor, but I’m so glad we did it and Beach Girl had a blast.

unbaked cookies

Here’s the recipe:

Unbaked Cookies

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 6 cups quick oats
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
Combine sugar, milk, cocoa powder, and butter in a large pot. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
Add 6 cups of quick oats and stir.
Allow to cool several hours. Then, add 1 Tablespoon vanilla.
Roll into balls and cover with powdered sugar.

One of my favorite things about these cookies is that they actually get better with time. They’re pretty good the day you make them, but the next day, they are out of this world. Perfect for a gift or to bring to a Christmas party!

Last year, Beach Dad took them to work and everyone thought he’d gotten them at a bakery. This year, his coworkers aren’t so lucky; he said he wanted to keep them all for himself haha!

What is your must-have Christmas food? Oddly enough, I think our family’s traditional foods are turning out to be crockpot BBQ chicken for Christmas Eve dinner and homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

3 thoughts on “Unbaked Cookies

  1. Rachel @ www.craftycucumber.com December 22, 2012 / 9:23 am

    These are really interesting. I have never seen a recipe like this. I don’t have time to make them for Christmas this year, but maybe next. Or they might be good for Valentine’s Day (any excuse to make cookies, right.)


  2. Gini December 24, 2012 / 7:04 am

    Yes, it is your great-grandmother’s recipe. I want one right now!


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