The No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie

Preparation info

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Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

There seems to have been a moment in American history when every mother made a version of this no-bake cookie for her children. A large number of the people contributing ideas to this book submitted a version of this dessert and they all claimed to have watched (or helped) Mom make it. Perhaps the ease with which this recipe comes together explains its ubiquity. It was something every mother could make, regardless of time constraints or baking ability. It is surprisingly good, and well textured. It is fully capable of inspiring a classic midnight craving—I found myself sneaking them from the fridge along with a glass of milk. I am hesitant to call it a cookie, though, as it isn’t baked, but you can call it whatever you like.