• No-Cook Peanut Butter Cookies

    August 24, 2009

    It was much too hot and humid to bake tonight, but I still wanted a sweet treat after dinner. So, I got creative in the kitchen, and I came up with a quick and easy no-cook peanut butter cookie recipe. The recipe calls for only 4 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare start to finish. And, of course, no cooking is required! You gotta try this one! 😀


    Makes 8 cookies


    • 1/2 cup dry oats
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
    • 1/4 cup agave nectar
    • Cinnamon (optional)


    • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
    • Line a baking sheet (or plate) with wax paper
    • Use a tablespoon to scoop batter onto wax paper and flatten into a cookie shape
    • Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional)
    • Put cookies in refrigerator to cool overnight



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    { 41 comments… read them below or add one }

    Leianna August 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Holy yum, that looks so good. So creative!


    Dawn (foodnfit) August 24, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Wow! The hot days in San Diego are coming–this will be a must!


    Shannon August 24, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Those look so good! I’ll be trying those for sure. It’s been so hot here lately, I have no desire to turn on the oven.


    Jenna August 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Tina, you always get me with your peanut butter creations. This is a definite must try!


    Emily August 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Yum, those cookies look delicious! Next time, maybe some cocoa would kick them up another notch! :) Yum!


    Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    yum! i’ve never tried eating flour raw. no…that’s not true…i eat raw cookie dough. have you tried these out yet or are you waiting until tomorrow, after their vacay in the fridge?


    K August 24, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Those look so peanut buttery – yum! No bakes are delicious! Thanks for your recipe!!


    Lizzy August 24, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    yumm those look so good. i need to try these!


    mandy a August 24, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    oh my!!!! these look incredible! Dangerous :)


    Meredith (Pursuing Balance) August 24, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    These look great!


    angieinatlanta August 24, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Great idea! It’s too durn hot to turn on the oven!


    allijag August 24, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Brilliant, as usual! :) I literally went directly into the kitchen and made these! I have them “chillin'” in my fridge! I accidentally (but perhaps quite “smartly”) added an insane amount of cocoa powder (my “dash” went haywire) – we shall see. Thanks so much for the idea!


    Annamarina (Running Tails) August 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    These look delicious! Definitely going to try them!


    Pam (Highway to Health) August 24, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Those look great and so easy! Great idea!


    maria August 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I went running and lifted weights after work. I really need to find some dinner, I am thinking watermelon:) Great treat idea!


    Rebecca August 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Oh yum! I’m going to have to pick up some wax paper!!


    Kristie August 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    They look incredible. And I’ll bet they’d also be amazing straight out of the FREEZER!


    gina (fitnessista) August 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    those look incredible!!!
    thank you for sharing the recipe 😀


    Shawna August 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    These look like such a great alternative to the “no-bake” chocolate pb cookies I used to make with an entire stick of butter and cup of sugar! ick! If they’re anything like your pb bars that I made a while back, count me in!


    Sarah August 24, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Yum! Those look delicious! I think I might have to try those this week…I am certainly in need of a no-cook recipe since I do not have AC, and it has finally decided to turn into summer here in Minnesota!!!


    Melissa August 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Holy yumminess!!! How can you wait for them to cool in the fridge overnight??? :)


    Jesse August 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Tina! I just have to say that I really enjoy your blog! I just love how real and balanced you are-and I appreciate your candor about your struggles to motivate yourself to exercise! After years of ever-exercising and thinking that “had” to be running tons of miles every week to stay thin-and I’m only 26- I just do not want to keep up that schedule up and I love how moderate you are with everything! :)


    Jenna August 24, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    all i can say is yummmmmm :)


    Valerie (College Girl Eats) August 24, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    What a simple recipe! It looks delicious, I must try it. Have you ever substituted something else for the agave nectar though?


    Caroline August 24, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Great idea! All my favorites all in one simple cookie.


    Taylor August 24, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    MMM, those sound wonderful! They will work perfectly here in hot, humid FL!


    Mairssa August 25, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Oh yum! Anything with PB is good in my book :)


    Julia August 25, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Really wanna try these cookies! Do you think I can substitute the nectar with something else? Honey maybe? xxx


    Eve August 25, 2009 at 6:22 am

    YUM! I want to make those!


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    Sarah August 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

    I’m totally making these next time I have dessert at our girl’s night potluck! Ok, so I’m making s’mores next time but next next time for sure 😉


    Becci August 25, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Wow, these look great! I have all the ingredients, so I may have to try these tonight!!!


    Jenny August 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

    **drools on self** — if you have any extras i’d be pleased to dispose of them for you ;)!


    Deb August 25, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Genius!! Can’t wait to make these! Thanks! I’m always looking for these kinds of goodies to bring to doctors and other people I see and want to show my appreciation for…and I get to test taste in the process..it’s all good! 😀



    Lauren August 26, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I just started following your blog and last night I made these cookies. Whoa! They are yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing the easy and tasty recipe!


    Mona August 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Wow! These turned out great and were super easy to make.


    Lauren August 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I just had to add again that my hubby and I love these and tonight I made the 3rd batch! Ok, not good, but I like making treats that he likes and aren’t bad for you! The bad part is that they are too easy for me to eat too many! 😉 I did replace the white flour with whole wheat and they are great! Also, I used some honey last time when I ran out of agave, also wonderful! I’ll be linking this recipe on my blog…Thanks!


    Lainie August 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    These look incredible…I’m going to make them today!


    S. H November 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Just a minor question. I’m a beginner raw foodie and trying to ease my way into the lifestyle. In regards to the all- purpose flour, since we’re not baking, I am assuming the flour can be eaten raw? I want to make a batch of these cookies ( because they look so delicious) for a vegetarian friend, but I don’t want to give her an upset stomach in case flour can’t be eaten raw. Much appreciated.


    Once a fat girl October 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I had lost all motivation until I found your website. I love the information here and will be bookmarking it to come back again. I am also going to let my friends know about your blog


    Tina October 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    @Once a fat girl: Thank you! I hope to see you on CNC again! :)


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