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Cindy McCain's 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Cindy McCain’s 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies
9 votes, 2.44 avg. rating (51% score)
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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned*, uncooked)


In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Continue boiling 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in oats.* Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until firm. Store tightly covered.
*If using old-fashioned oats, cool mixture in saucepan 5 minutes.

Additional Notes:

On December 14, 2007, this recipe was prepared by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University and tasted by a panel of esteemed judges to determine, along with our online poll, the winner of the Yankee Magazine Cookie Primary. The winner? Bill Richardson's Biscochitos!
Updated Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

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