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You don’t need an oven or a lot of time for a good cookie recipe. My No Bake Cookies are rich and delicious with just a few wholesome ingredients each.


Hi Bold Bakers!

Stay cool with cookies this summertime without ever turning on your oven. My no bake cookies require no eggs, no flour, and no baking. I love creating no bake cookie recipes for all you because I believe everyone should feel confident when it comes to baking, no matter what equipment or time they have on hand! Since I’m a firm advocate for daily dessert, I created these three different cookie recipes for people that love sweets but are working with the bare essentials.

Making No Bake Cookies

All three of these easy n0-bake cookie recipes are made by combining just a few ingredients in one bowl. The secret to each cookie is having a perfect ratio of sticky wet ingredients (like honey or peanut butter) to dry ingredients (such as oat flour and shredded coconut). Having the right balance of wet to dry allows the cookies to keep their form once they’ve set in the refrigerator as opposed to baking them in the oven. Plus, they don’t require the same heat treatment that other cookies usually call for.

Egg Free and Gluten Free Cookies

If you’re trying to steer clear of eggs or gluten in your baking then these recipes are for you. All three of these no bake cookies are egg-free meaning they’re safe to eat raw and great for those that are vegan. Two of these recipes are made using oat flour, one of my favorite flour alternates. Don’t start panicking. Oat flour is simple to make — just blitz up some rolled oats in a food processor or blender to create a fine powder. Or learn How to Make Oat Flour with my simple recipe.

 

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Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are an absolute staple in my house. The base of my Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies is made of only three ingredients that I bet you already have in your cupboard. They’re beyond delicious and chewy and look impressive when dipped in chocolate. Get my Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies recipe.

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

My Chocolate No Bake Cookies are like a chocolate macaroon and fudge brownie hybrid. Think chewy, chocolatey and rich with sweet coconut. These no bake cookies come together in under 10 minutes so your chocolate cravings can be satisfied at any time! Get my Chocolate No Bake Cookie recipe!

Chocolate Chip N0 Bake Cookies

Sometimes you just need a classic chocolate chip cookie. Using just 4 wholesome ingredients, my no-bake chocolate chip cookie recipe is nothing short of magic. It’s flour-free, gluten-free, and egg-free but loaded with rich cookie goodness. Get my Chocolate Chip No Bake Cookies recipe!

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  1. Jan on November 9, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Hi Gemma, love all your recipes, just wanted to know what size cookie scoop you use? Just made your cookies and they were beautiful, lots of complimentary comments made.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 9, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Hi there! I’m delighted to hear that! I use a heaped tablespoon.

  2. Nona Miles on November 4, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Hi Gemma! Thanks for the recipes and tips. I made the peanut butter cookies but I didn’t dip them in chocolate, late night cooking and got sleepy. I also made the chocolate chip cookies with the same recipe. They were wonderful! I’m excited to try more of your recipes! Thanks again!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2018 at 5:28 am

      Hi Nona,
      I know! I get into the kitchen at night too sometimes, never the best idea! However I am happy that you like these recipes, chocolate coated or not!
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Andrea Sharpe on October 22, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Gemma,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes and tips. Your videos are excellent! Entertaining and educational at the same time! I can’t wait to try these cookies!!! 🙏😊 Keep up the fabulous work!

    • Gemma Stafford on October 23, 2018 at 7:50 am

      Hi Andrea,
      Thank you so much for your very kind remarks, I am really happy to have you here with us. I have lots more in the pipeline, so stay tuned!
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Eddie on October 17, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Hello Gimma, I am making some peanut butter cookies, not using peanut butter but using peanut butter chips. Your cookie recipes are so easy

    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Hi Eddie,
      Thank you, that is indeed very kind.
      I hope your bake goes really well for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Marycease on October 4, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Hi miss gemma where i can get the recipe thank u

  6. PB on September 19, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Hi Gemma,

    You are delightful to watch and though I usually create my own recipes, I’ve started to watch yours more often than I would imagine. One question though – can I use weetabix flour (crushed weetabix) as a base for these recipes? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
    Keep up the good work.

    Love… xx

    • Gemma Stafford on September 19, 2018 at 6:13 am

      Hi there,
      This is a great suggestion, and of course would make a great base for cookies. This is quite absorbent too, yet it should remain crisp enough in this type of recipe. This is a great coating for fish or chicken before frying too, a useful ingredient.
      I think this would work really well in the peanut butter cookie as a first try, and you can make a small amount to test this out. This is a good ingredient for this recipe too (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/no-bake-granola-bars/) you could give these a try.
      I need to think about this one, I am putting it right on my list. Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Isabella on September 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Hi, Gemma! I tried to make these chocolate chip cookies using almond flour but the dough did not aggregate well. Please inform the adequate measurements for me to try again! Thank you! Kisses from Brazil!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 12, 2018 at 5:20 am

      Hi Isabella,
      I did not use almond flour for this recipe. Almond flour is not really absorbent, and though it works reasonably well if combined with another flour it is not good on its own. Great for macaron, with egg white as a binder, but it will be difficult to bind it unless you add another flour. I cannot advise you other than that.
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Concetta on August 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I’ve made the peanut butter ones several times and love them! The only thing I do differently is that, in haste, I leave them round, instead of flattening them into a “cookie shape.” They’re yummy and we can eat them faster! Thanks so much for this not-too-sweet treat!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 21, 2018 at 7:39 am

      Hi Concetta,
      And that is a brilliant idea! Actually like a little protein ball, good job!
      Gemma 🙂

  9. phiacheng on August 17, 2018 at 9:46 am

    YES! Already printed these 3 way no bake cookies, i love looove absolutely loved cookies.
    My Dream country Ireland!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

      delighted you like them:)

      Put Ireland on your bucket list.
      Gemma.

  10. peg witkowski on August 8, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    HI CAN THESE COOKIES BE FROZEN I MAKING THEM FOR NEXT MONTH A WEDDING AND WONDERED IF THE CAN

    • Gemma Stafford on August 9, 2018 at 4:44 am

      Hi Peg,
      This no bake cookie will not appreciate being frozen, it is best made and eaten within a few days.
      Baked cookies do not like to be frozen. Cookie dough loves it!
      In my family we make cookies too for big gatherings, freeze the dough in logs, well wrapped, slightly defrost, slice and bake. These can be baked a bit ahead of the day and stored in a sealed container in a cool place. Choose a chocolate chip cookie for best results.
      I hope this helps, and that you wedding will be a great celebration,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Sonja Ouakrim on August 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Hello Gemma do you have any recipes that call for pb2 powder?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 4, 2018 at 4:13 am

      Hi Sonja,
      I have not developed any recipes using this ingredient. for those who do not know, this is a dried peanut butter powder, which is useful in some applications, but does not have the nutritional value of peanut butter.
      It can be added to the flour for cookies, replacing some of the flour too, and perhaps all of it in some recipes. I will need to work with it!
      If you try it, then let us know how it works for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Kristine on July 1, 2018 at 4:59 am

    I really enjoy watching you create your recipes! Wondering how to convert some of the recipes to be diabetic friendly and lactose free…. we have the double whammy in the house and I would like to be able to cook for the entire family at one time

    • Gemma Stafford on July 1, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Hi Kristine,
      Poor you! That is too bad for all concerned, always hard to have to get used to a new way of eating.
      Lactose is the sugar produced in milk, coming from the food the cows eat. This is not found in nut milks, and these are a great substitute. Unsweetened coconut milk/almond milk/soy milk/rice milk has little or no sugar, this will work well for all of the family. The nutrients in milk are of course different to alternative milks, if this is important for your family then you can find lactose free milk in many places, so lots of options.
      I hope this is of help to you,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Emma on June 13, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Gemma can you do a nachos recipe with different sauces? I’d love to see that

    • Gemma Stafford on June 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Lol, I have never eaten nacho sauce so I’m not sure I’m the right person for the job.

      P.S the only reason I haven’t eaten it is because I’m afraid I will love it!

      Gemma.

  14. Amrita on June 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Hi Gemma,

    You are a delight to watch !
    What can l substitute for chocolate in the chocolate no bake cookies and the chocolate chip cookies?
    These cookies are perfect for my child who is on the GF diet but he is not allowed to eat chocolate.

    Thanks so much,
    Amrita

    • Gemma Stafford on June 8, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Hi, thank you so much for the kind words! in place of chocolate chips you can always use dried fruit or nuts. If you give them a try let me know how they turn out 🙂

  15. Asmaa ahmed on June 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I know this isn’t relevant to the recipe but could you make vanilla fudge

  16. Sandra on May 17, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    How many carbs are in these delicious cookies?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2018 at 11:12 pm

      Hi Sandra,

      Click through to which ever cookie it is you want and then scroll down to the written recipe. The nutritional value, carbs etc will be within the recipe.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  17. Paul Ruprecht on May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Gemma, Let me start by saying that I love your name. For the first time I saw one of your videos on Facebook for ice cream sandwiches. I love coconut so I want to give this a try. Your video was awesome and I look forward to seeing more. Regards from Reno, NV USA. Paul

    • Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2018 at 3:53 am

      Thanks so much, Paul. I’m really delighted you like my recipes.

      Best,
      Gemma.

      • Paul Ruprecht on May 24, 2018 at 1:48 pm

        Gemma, When I was a young boy I worked for hours with my mother learning how to bake breads, cakes and cookies, but over the years partly due to my 21 years of military service I seamed to have lost the art of good baking. Recently I tried an old bread recipe, but the end result was a tasteless loaf of not bread like I remember. I checked my ingredients and found that the yeast I used was gluten free. I may be wrong, but I think this may be the reason for my failed attempt to make mom’s bread. I have tried to find yeast that is not gluten free, but all the grocery stores have on the shelf is the same. Any advice? Thanks in advance. Paul

        • Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2018 at 2:56 am

          Hi Paul,
          There is no need in yeast for gluten! Yeast is a fungus/microorganism, a living thing. If it is not fresh it will not activate in your dough.
          Take a look here (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/?s=no+knead) there are a number of great, easy, recipes here for you. Try the No Knead pizza dough recipe here, you can make a plain white loaf with this, then move on to the enriched dough. Follow the instructions for each recipe.
          Here is my little yeast explanation: Fresh or Compressed Yeast: They should only be bought in amounts that will be used quickly. Fresh Yeast comes in small square cakes and is perishable. If not used right away, it can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days. It can also be frozen. One cake of Fresh Yeast equals one envelope of dry yeast.
          Dry Yeast: It is the most convenient of the two types. It is granulated and comes in little 1/4-ounce packets, 9 g. (approximately 2-1/4 teaspoons) or loose in a jar. Once exposed to the air, it should be stored in the refrigerator.
          Instant Dry Yeast: This is the one which can be added directly to flour, and does not need sponging.
          Sponging: This means activating the yeast, usually in the liquids to be used in the recipe. Normally you would bring the sponging liquids to blood temperature, that is when you put your finger into the liquid it should feel neither hot nor cold. A touch of sugar. Or honey will speed up the activation. This is really ‘proving’ to you that the yeast is good and active. A foam will form on top of the liquids after 5 mins or so, you stir this through before adding to the flour. Add ¾ in one go, then the remainder until the dough comes together in a clean ball.
          Using a mixer: If you are using a mixer with a dough hook, you should have a ‘foot’ form, attaching the dough to the bottom of the bowl, this will ensure a good texture to the dough.
          If it seems over-wet, add more flour.
          I hope this is of help, do let us know,
          Gemma 🙂

  18. ruchi arora on May 15, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Hello Gamma..ur recipes r awesome ..I really love to watch ur videos as I am also Baker…thx dear for sharing ur aweso.e recipes with us

    • Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely message.

      Really glad you like my recipes.
      Best,
      Gemma.

  19. Dinushi on May 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Hello Gemma. Want to try your recipes. Can i substitute honey or maple syrup with golden syrup?
    Thank you very much

    • Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Yes Dinushi. You can substitute them with golden syrup. no problem at all.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  20. Havovi Das on May 11, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Hi Gemma, I love all your receipes, especially the above baking free n gluten-free recipes. Can I use oats flour by grinding oats n use. As I see you have used puffed rice flour.kindly suggest me gluten free recipes as I am diabetic. Thank you so much.

  21. KHUSHI AGRAWAL on May 9, 2018 at 2:28 am

    MAM CAN WE USE WHITE BUTTER IN THE CHOCOCHIP RECIPE INSTEAD?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      Hi there,
      I am not sure what this is? If you are in India this is probably dairy butter, which is what I use here. That is what is important, fresh dairy butter.
      A block of baking margarine will work, but it is not so good,
      Gemma 😉

  22. Raisa on May 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Really loved the recipes, please send more with few ingredients. Not sure about the no bake thing, though, I really love still warm cookies 🙂 More guilt-free recipes wuld be amazing, specially whit few ingredients. I hope that I’m not asking too much :/

    • Gemma Stafford on May 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Hi Raisa,
      You are not asking too much. We are working on more of this type of recipe, it is so popular.
      Thank you for your kind words, and for being in touch,
      Gemma 😉

  23. Leesa Nanan on May 4, 2018 at 8:51 am

    what are you ladies doing up so so early? 😉😁
    I guess your time zone right. I believe us in canada are like 5 hours behind.
    so when I am sleeping, Gemma is already up addressing her emails.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 5, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Haha! Leesa, sometimes I am up in the middle of the night, thinking I need to get to a few comments, then back to bed!
      Well spotted, I have been found out,
      Gemma 🙂

  24. Deen on May 4, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Hi Gemma for the chocolate chip cookies is it okay to use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar and for butter could I use coconut oil😉

    • Gemma Stafford on May 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Hi there,
      I hope I am not answering this twice, but here goes. Yes, why not, this is a lovely sugar, and will work. The coconut oil will set up well for you too, a good alternative. Thank you for this question,
      Gemma 🙂

  25. Parth Bhave on May 4, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Great recipe, but I was a bit concerned about eating raw oat flour. Would you recommend if I baked or roasted the oat flour first? This way oat flour would get cooked and it might also impart a toasty flavor.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

      Hi there,
      You can toast these if you like, but oats are already ‘cooked’, processed as it were, so they are good to eat unless they are stale. Buy in amounts you can use up quickly and all will be well,
      Gemma 😉

      • Parth Bhave on May 7, 2018 at 2:58 am

        Thanks Gemma 😊

  26. Adelle on May 3, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Trying this chocolate chip cookies recipe out today! I am actually going to make sugar cookie with it 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 2:47 am

      hi Adelle,
      good, let us know how you get on with this,
      Gemma 🙂

  27. Clshoop1 on May 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hi Emma,
    I am excited to try your no bake cookies. However, I do not have a microwave oven. How would you suggest I complete the melting first step. Directly on the stove top? Use a double boiler?
    Help and Thanks.
    Christine

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:05 am

      Hi there,
      I tend to use a double boiler, but my mum always goes directly to the stove, but you need to have the heat right down and be patient!
      Gemma 😉

  28. Donna J Woodworth on May 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Going to try them soon!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:05 am

      That is great Donna, I hope you like this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  29. Connie on May 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks, Gemma! If you leave out the chocolate chips, would it be an oatmeal cookie?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:22 am

      Hi Connie,
      Yes, and why not! That would work well for you. Add dried fruits, raisins, cranberries too, nuts, white chocolate, lots of ideas,
      Gemma 🙂

  30. Sharon Cook on May 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    They look delicious. Must try them

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:24 am

      Hi Sharon,
      Do try this recipe, I hope you enjoy them,
      Gemma 🙂

  31. Sweta on May 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Gemma, those recipes are spot on. My oven is in need of repair and am sure these cookies will get me out of despair 😄. Can’t wait to try them.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:25 am

      Hi there,
      Ovens can be temperamental things! I hope your can be repaired soon, but meantime you can try this, and other no bake recipes here too. (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/?s=No+bake) more here!
      Gemma 🙂

  32. Lynnette cheatom on May 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I was trying to pull up recipe for your cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting. Unable to log in Help

  33. Janet BOTet on May 3, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Must try these cookies of yours. Sounds and looks great! Thanks. First for me!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:34 am

      Hi Janet,
      Good to have you with us, I do hope you like this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  34. Karen Boehlert on May 3, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you Gemma! These are perfect recipes to have on hand with the weather warming up (finally)
    And with such easy, on hand ingredients, we can have cookies any time we want them.

  35. Parth Bhave on May 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    Amazing recipe but I am a bit concerned about eating raw oat flour. Would you recommend baking it or roasting it before use in the recipe? This way the oats would get cooked and one might also get a toasty flavor.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:55 am

      Hi there,
      You can bake the flour if you wish, or toast it, but it is not generally necessary. Oats are already ‘cooked’ to a degree. Buy as fresh as you can, and use it up quickly, all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  36. Jo on May 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks! My oven has been out for a very long time. I still have one gas burner left that still works!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:56 am

      Hi Jo,
      Ah! that is too bad. I hope you can get it repaired soon. You can use the burner to melt the ingredients for these cookies, gently does it, and keep an eye on it.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  37. Nancy Price on May 3, 2018 at 11:38 am

    They all look good. I will be trying all three recipes.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 4:57 am

      Good Nancy, do let us know how you get on with this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  38. Connie on May 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Love these recipe. Thank you

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:04 am

      Thank you Connie, it would be useless without you bold bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

  39. kdj on May 3, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Awesome Gemma, nice take on quick no bake recipe. I loved the simplicity and twist you put on them. I needed a quick way to turn boring times to fun time and this definitely helps. so thanks.

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:31 am

      Hi there,
      Good, that is the idea, a quick fix with no pain! I hope:)
      Gemma

  40. jerefaye on May 3, 2018 at 9:17 am

    These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:31 am

      That is great, do let us know how this works for you,
      Gemma 😉

  41. Zofie on May 3, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Thank you good for all my vegan friends

    • Gemma Stafford on May 4, 2018 at 5:32 am

      Hi Zofie,
      Yes! ideal really, thank you for being here with us,
      Gemma 🙂

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