No-Bake Preacher Cookies

Posted: January 25

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 24 servings

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Supposedly, Preacher Cookies got their name because if you knew the preacher might be dropping by the house, you could whip these up in a hurry with ingredients in the pantry before they arrived. It's no surprise then that No-Bake Preacher Cookies are perfect for pleasing unexpected guests, expected friends, and sudden sweet tooths! Chunky and smooth peanut butter combines with the richness of cocoa powder and the crunchiness of sea salt for true satisfaction. No-Bake Preacher Cookies make baking as breezy as a pleasant conversation.


• 1/2 cup unsalted butter • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder • 2 cups granulated sugar • 1/2 cup milk • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 3 cups quick-cooking oats • 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • flaky sea salt, optional, for finishing


Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine the butter, cocoa powder, sugar, milk, and salt.

Step 3

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, and cook for about 1 minute.

Step 4

Remove the mixture from the heat.

Step 5

Stir in the oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined. The mixture should begin to thicken.

Step 6

Using a spoon or ice-cream scoop, drop about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time on the prepared baking sheet, flattening them slightly.

Step 7

Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt and allow them to cool until hardened completely, about 1 hour.

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