No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies Recipe

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies

I absolutely love to bake. It’s the main reason I’ve gained over 15 pounds in a matter of months! ☹ Don’t get me wrong, those pounds were well worth all the incredibly, decadent desserts I’ve had the pleasure of experimenting with. But this past summer with the weather reaching all-time highs of 112 degrees here in SoCal, turning on the oven did NOT sound appealing. So, what do you do when you’re desperately craving chocolate chip cookies but don’t want to risk melting from the heat of the oven? Make these equally satisfying No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies instead! 😉


WHAT’S THE SECRET TO NO-BAKE COOKIE DOUGH?

Let’s be honest, we’ve all snuck a little raw cookie dough over the years without actually getting sick, right? It’s a guilty pleasure that we just can’t seem to resist. Now even though a little cookie dough here and there may not hurt you, it’s still risky due to possible foodborne bacteria that sometimes lurk in raw flour and eggs. For these no-bake cookie dough cookies, I eliminated that risk by removing both eggs and flour from the equation. Every other ingredient is almost identical to those of traditional chocolate chip cookies. So, what’s the secret to holding them all together and ensuring they’d be edible without baking? The answer… old fashioned oats.

ALL ABOUT THE OAT FLOUR

I used old fashioned oatmeal to make my very own oat flour right at home. All you need is a blender or food processor! Oat flour has been such a lifesaver for treats such as these cookies because it DOESN’T have to be baked to be consumed. So, I was able to use it to hold the batter together without needing flour or eggs. And it gave the same taste, appearance and consistency as traditional cookie dough. Since discovering how to make oat flour, I’ve been using it in everything from banana bread, chocolate cakes, zucchini bread, and now these cookie dough cookies. It’s such a versatile ingredient that has so many more nutrients and health benefits compared to white flour.  And if you don’t feel like making it yourself, they actually do sell ready-made oat flour at most grocery stores or online. But trust me, it’s insanely cheaper to make it yourself. 😉

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies
No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies

MAKING THE COOKIE DOUGH COOKIES

Another thing to love about this no-bake cookie dough recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make. After blending the oats into flour, I usually just dump all the other ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into the blender as well and let it do the work for me. After a few long pulses, the batter will thicken up and reach an undeniable cookie dough consistency. Afterwards, you’ll stir in the chocolate chips for the final cookie dough look. When it comes time to form the cookies, I’d suggest using a small cookie scoop to make it easier to handle the batter. Since you won’t be baking these cookies, you’ll need to place them in the fridge for about 20 minutes so that they harden a little and keep their shape.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies
No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies

NO-BAKE COOKIE DOUGH COOKIES!

As you can see from the pictures, I like to go a step further and drizzle or dunk them in melted chocolate after they’re set. You can never have enough chocolate and it gives them a fun, extra appetizing look! So, if you’re ready to satisfy that baked goods craving without having to actually bake… read on to see the full recipe for these No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies. Enjoy!



CHECK OUT THESE DECADENT NO-BAKE DESSERTS NEXT!

  1. Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes Covered in White Chocolate
  2. Homemade Chocolate Hearts
  3. No-Bake Toblerone Cheesecake Bars

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies Recipe

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

21

cookies
Prep time

10

minutes
Fridge time

20

minutes
Calories

119

kcal

Your dream of munching on cookie dough guilt-free becomes a reality with these No-Bake Cookie Dough Cookies thanks to a simple secret hack!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus more for topping)

Directions

  • Add the oats to a food processor or blender. Grind the oats until they develop a fine, flour like consistency
  • Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk to the food processor as well. Blend until everything is well combined and has a thick, cookie dough consistency
  • Transfer the cookie dough to a mixing bowl and add the chocolate chips. Stir until all the chocolate chips are distributed evenly
  • Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to form the cookies into even balls, placing them side by side on the baking pan
  • Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hands or the back of a spoon. Top with more chocolate chips if desired
  • Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes until they harden and hold their shape
  • Remove from fridge and serve immediately OR you can dip them in melted chocolate and return to the fridge for another 10 minutes to harden

Notes

  • STORAGE: Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days for peak freshness. You can also freeze these cookies for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

21 servings per container


Calories119

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.6g 9%
    • Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 18mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 21mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 16.1g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
    • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 1.4g 3%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 3%
  • Vitamin D 8%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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