Garbage Cookies

AKA-No Bake Cookies

My husband thinks these cookies are totally disgusting! His name for them…Garbage Cookies!  However, they really are No Bake Cookies! The rest of the family LOVES them.


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for  90 seconds.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
  3. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Allow cookies to set  for 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Store in an airtight container.