Preacher Cookies No Bake Cookies


A few weeks ago I did something kind of crazy.

I sent three total strangers one dozen cookies each.

That is right, I sent a dozen cookies to Washington DC, Franklin TN, and Lancaster NY.

You are probably wondering why I did such a thing? I joined the The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. It is the brain child of both Lindsey at  Love and Olive Oil  and Julie from The Little kitchen.

They raise money for Cookies for kids cancer. I figure it was for such a wonderful cause how could I resist?

In return I got a dozen cookies from A Couple in the KitchenThe Inside Dish and  Beth’s Blue Plate. They were all delicious.

If you are interested in doing our cookie swap next year, you can Subscribe here and they will keep you updated for next year.


The reason why they call these cookies preacher cookies is because they are so quick to make. If the preacher is coming up the road for a visit, you can have these cookies cooling on the counter as he enters the door.

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Preacher Cookies


2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal


In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

Peace be with you,



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13 Responses to “Preacher Cookies No Bake Cookies”

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    Bebe — December 11, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Wow! What an easy recipe. I’ll be making this today.


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    Micky — December 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Thank you for the cookies! They were very peanut buttery. My husband took most to work with him as a morning snack. Happy Holidays!


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    lol I love the story behind these cookies’ name! They look delish!


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    Beth — December 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Haha, I guess it does sound crazy when you think about it! Crazy in a good way. 🙂 I’m glad you liked my cookies – yours look good! (Love the chocolate/PB combo!)


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    Marlys @Thisand That — December 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I often will put chocolate into my cookies instead of cocoa…


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    Beverly — March 23, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I made these today. They were so easy to make! My dad commented that they looked like vomit in the pot, but tasting the finished product changed his mind! These are delicious.


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    Dawn Black-Callahan — December 24, 2015 at 1:09 am

    My grandmother first made these & she called them Boiled Cookies. They’ve been a favorite in our family for yrs. A tip tho: careful making them if the humidity is high (or raining)..they just never seem to set up! Very delicious 🙂


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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish — November 16, 2016 at 11:07 am

    These sound so easy and I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter!


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    Lynn Elliott Vining — November 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Oh WOW!!! Those look so good! Love it!


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    Julie — April 5, 2017 at 8:53 am

    These are always a favorite and I love how quick they are!


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    Michele @ Bacon Fatte — April 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I’m in a chocolate + peanut butter + oatmeal mood after seeing these for sure! Pinned!


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    Doreen Simpson — April 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Such an easy recipe, the grandkids are going to love helping me make these ♥


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    Mary Marshall — April 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Great recipe! I love no bake cookies!


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