No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free too!)

Gluten-free No-bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | the Baking Beauties


The only thing better than a soft, chewy, gluten-free chocolate cookie is a soft, chewy, gluten-free chocolate cookie that doesn’t require you to turn on the oven! These quick and simple No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies fit the bill perfectly! They are so simple to make, that they are a great project to work on with the kids, letting them stir & scoop. Feel free to add more things like shredded coconut or chopped peanuts to change up the flavour & texture.

Be sure to use certified pure oats. Although oats themselves are gluten-free, commercially produced oats are contaminated with gluten through the growing, harvesting, and processing procedures. Pure, uncontaminated oats, often available through your local health food store, are tested to ensure they do not contain any gluten.


No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free too!)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky)
  • 3-3 1/2 cups certified gluten-free quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
  5. Let cool until set.



  1. betty r says

    I made these cookies for my g’son awhile ago but my recipe doesn’t call for peanut butter. Happy for you that you can now enjoy these cookies too, Jeanine!

  2. TerryLynnL says

    OMG, these cookies have been a “must have” in my family since I was little.
    Funny thing is, even though they are called boiled cookies, we have always called them “horse turds”.
    Not sure why but that’s the name my parents always gave them.

    They are oooh so yum!

  3. Kerri says

    LOL That’s what my step father calls them Jeanine. My grandmother always had these on hand for the holidays and we’ve kept it as a Christmas staple along with everything else she used to make. One of my faves :)

  4. Jeanine says

    Yeah, they aren’t the most attractive cookie, but they are tasty! :) Don’t know why I never thought of it after buying my GF oats. Duh!

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