Peanut butter no-bake cookies are an ideal recipe on a hot summer day when you\’re craving that sweet treat taste, but dare not turn on the oven. No-bake cookies require accurately measured ingredients and exact timing. If your cookies come out too soft or too hard, consider adjusting the boiling time. Factors such as stove temperature, humidity and even stirring speed can all affect the outcome of your cookies. Measure out and prepare all ingredients. Line a baking sheet or area of counter space with wax paper. Melt the butter and cocoa powder in the saucepan or medium heat, stirring slowly and constantly.
Add the sugar and butter and continue to stir. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and begin timer. Allow the mixture to boil for exactly three minutes, then immediately remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla and stir until the peanut butter is melted. Quickly add oats and stir until the oats are mixed in. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. Allow the cookies to cool and firm up at room temperature, at least 30 minutes. 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla or vanilla flavoring Allow the mixture to boil exactly for the amount of time mentioned.
A mixture that doesn\’t boil long enough will yield a soft and mushy product and a mixture that boils too long will yield crumbly and dry cookies. If your cookie still doesn\’t yield the desired consistency, adjust the boiling time accordingly. For this recipe, use quick or instant oats. Regular oats require more moisture and will yield a dry and crumbly cookie. If your cookies turn out soft and mushy after they have set, place cookies in the refrigerator or freezer. They will not have the proper consistency, but they will firm up slightly.
Why do my no bake cookies turn out gooey? WeБve all asked ourselves that before. HereБs why: The most common reason for gooey no bake cookies is not boiling the mixture for long enough. As explained above, your cookies will not hold together if the sugar doesnБt reach soft ball stage. If you have had problems with runny cookies in the past, try cooking the mixture for longer on the stovetop. Try one of the methods above to get it just right. You might be interested (or frustrated! ) to know that other factors may also contribute to runny no bake cookies.
If it is raining outside or very humid, there may be Your tried-and-true method for boiling the liquid mixture might result in runny no bake cookies if you try it on a rainy or very humid day. The solution? It might help to boil the mixture for longer than you would normally – aim for the higher end of the soft ball temperature range. However, some bakers just avoid making candy and desserts like this (divinity has similar issues) on rainy or humid days to avoid this problem.