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Quick food: No-bake cookies by Majnouna Quick food: No-bake cookies by Majnouna
When I first moved in here, we had a defective oven, and I had to sort out a way to make something for a gathering without being able to bake. These are rather sweet (I cut down sugar from the original recipe as much as I could!) but I think the sugar is what's holding them together in the absence of eggs. (Also, gluten-free!)

More recipes in my folder: Quick Food, Not Fast Food. Info on the book: Quick Food, Not Fast Food: the book! by Majnouna

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srmthfgfan724 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015   General Artist
can you use gluten-free oats and a different nut butter? i'm gluten-free and my doctor won't let me have peanuts for a while
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
You'll have to try, I imagine it would work but haven't tried it. Is it ok for you to have other nuts?
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srmthfgfan724 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
yeah almonds are ok and also walnuts,macadamia nuts and pecans are ok
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if you're up for troubleshooting these for people (I know you have better things to do at all times), but just in case... I made these and they didn't solidify at all even after one night of sitting on the counter. They remained extremely sticky and gooey, and I eventually scraped them with a spoon off the waxed paper. They were delicious but I couldn't bring them to work as planned. Any idea what went wrong? I followed the recipe closely to the best of my ability.
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GothicElegance Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! I've been making these since I was a small child! <3 Major love for this recipe. :)
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool :D
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matomiki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Could you have a substitute for peanut butter? I'm anaphylactic but I'd really love to try this :<
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nutella? Melted chocolate?
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matomiki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh that's great! Thanks so much - I'll try this out as soon as I can~ :3
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
ooh, these look like a great addition to my recipe list for days when we've got people coming round but it's just too hot to turn on the oven! (most of the others rely on having really plain shop-bought biscuits in the cupboard...)
I'm glad to see, also, that I'm not the only one who cuts down on sugar. I'm a fiend for chocolate but don't have much of a sweet tooth, so my mother and I always cut down the sugar in any recipe by about a third. =P 
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vitrial Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
i love making these!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great!
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paulscott Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Can also be made in a galley(military) from self serve stuff collected over time...  

Instead of cocca going to have to be powdered hot chocolate, instead of plain rolled oats it's going to have to be something flavored(those premade oatmeal package thingies), peanut butter is sadly rare(eaten really fast) but it's doable.  Having so many flavored and sweetened things means that something like sugar doesn't need to be added(can't get in large amounts anyways).

Now butter is the hard part.  Going to have to be salad dressing oil at worst :( , Marerangin, or maybe cream cheese.  Cream cheese makes the most sense, which means that this in the breakfast you have to make these at.

 Vanilla is just impossible...  Going to have to bring your own, at least it lasts forever.

Since you're probably somewhere really hot and uncomfortable you're going to take the dough put it in a plastic bag.   Then fill a second plastic bag with ice, and put the dough bag in that. Or if you're in the Navy duct tape the bag to the side of a unit cooler :D

In the quest for something homemade I've also seen people attempt to use protein powder as a flour substitute for microwave brownies.  With mixed results.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is an interesting insight into the limitations of a military context, but why not just make something else??
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paulscott Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
To an extent it's mostly just silliness to make something home made where it's very difficult to.   When you have months at sea you need some kind of distraction, and getting into such a silly "home made at the galley" contest is an amusing one(especially since we're not the cooks/culinary specialists).
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can see your point! Aww. Probably a good opportunity to try these really tedious but spectacular recipes, like this Icelandic patterned bread whose name escapes me just now.
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HikaruNephele Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So I made these today after seeing this on the front page. Our oven is broken, and I wanted to make my bf some cookies anyway. This turned out really well! I'd say, though, it takes a bit longer than 30 minutes to have them firm up if your house is a bit on the warm side. Still really worth it!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent :D
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
What a fantastic idea! I'm running out of eggs at the moment and I needed something to bake for the work shout- perfect!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Kirajoleen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo This is an old recipie my grandma always makes, soooo good, completely recommend :D
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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FireMaster13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been an old family recipe that, coincidentally, I just recently made.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Funny :D
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We madee these on canoe trips at summer camp! Very tasty. C:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool!
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These remind me a lot of some no-bake cookies my dad and I make a lot. We don't add peanut butter since my brother is allergic, but these are amazing. I might just have to start adding peanut butter and hoarding them for myself XD 
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
what do you use instead of peanut butter, if i may ask?
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OverlordPotato Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We just don't put peanut butter in, so it's just chocolate. 
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FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, got it. I wonder what subbing Nutella would do...
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Pasithea Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Wow this is too cute and a great idea. I really want to try it now since I fail so hard at baking.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool :)
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GreyDega Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
the funny thing is I was looking at a recipe for no-bake cookies just yesterday :lmao:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Telepathy!
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GreyDega Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
your books must forge a telepathic link between you and the owners of such books, only explanation I can think of.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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cakhost Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I must follow this recipe!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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Aervantel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
oh gosh, what sorcery is this :o 
*dies*
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
:lol:
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much of the peanut butter taste comes through in the result? It seems pretty important to the cookie, probably holding it together, but I don't really enjoy the taste of peanut butter. I'd like to try it though, they sound great otherwise.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
You can replace it with Nutella or melted chocolate.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Update: Totally works with other stuff of peanut-butter-like consistency. I used a chocolate-banana spread we had laying around, and they taste pretty great. Lovin' em.
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Bulbabooty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've eaten some of these not long ago in class; the peanut butter taste is almost at an equilibrium with the cocoa. I'd say the peanut butter taste is just slightly dominant, but I believe you'll enjoy the cookies nevertheless. They're amazing! And be wary of them falling apart a bit. They're really soft.
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horn-head-o Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect, thanks! Looking forward to tryin' em. :)
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Bulbabooty Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, no prob~ ^^
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Vampiric-Conure Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
OMG! These are like what we call 'bear poop' cookies here in Canada! (Not the greatest name, lol I know, I know). My sister used to make them all the time. They were perfect if you needed to go and didn't have a whole lot of time to cook.
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's a hilarious name! :lol:
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
This is a great little recipe, and really easy to customize too! I'm already imagining variations with nutella and honey, mmm....:meow:
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