These easy no bake vanilla cookies are delicious. They are perfect for when you need a quick cookie dessert and for the holidays.
Remember those chocolate no bake cookies we loved growing up? Well, these no bake cookies are mixed with vanilla pudding mix for a whole new level of flavor.
The best part about these is that they only take a few ingredients. There is no baking involved either! Just whip up the mixture on the stove and set them out to dry.
You can serve these right along with your favorite Christmas cookies during the holidays or as a simple at-home treat.
They also make the perfect school treat! If you have a school party or classroom celebration coming up, these no bake vanilla cookies are easy to make and the kids will love them.
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What’s the Secret to these Vanilla No Bake Cookies?
Believe it or not, the secret ingredient that makes these vanilla no bake cookies so good is the instant vanilla pudding! The pudding makes these cookies really stand out. They’re rich, creamy, and delicious!
Easy Vanilla No Bake Cookies
If you’ve never tried no bake vanilla cookies, this is your chance! They’re very much like the original no bake cookies with the cocoa and the oats, just vanilla flavor. Since the cookies use pudding, they’re also a little more creamy and have a burst of vanilla flavor to them thanks to that secret ingredient!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Set time: around 15-25 minutes
Ingredients Needed to Make These No Bake Vanilla Cookies:
- ¾ c salted butter
- ⅔ c milk
- 1 ¾ c sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- small box of instant vanilla pudding
- 3 ½ cups of quick cook oats
How to Make the No Bake Vanilla Cookies:
Line your countertop with a parchment paper sheet about 2 feet long. This is where we will place the cookies so that they can dry.
Add the milk, sugar, and butter to a saucepan. Mix and heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Allow it to boil for exactly one minute, then quickly remove from heat.
Add vanilla extract and stir.
Add 1 ½ c of oats to the saucepan and stir until well combined. Then, add the instant pudding and stir. If you notice any lumps, continue to stir and try to break up any pudding lumps that may be in the mix.
Once the pudding has been mixed in, add in the remaining oats and mix until everything is well combined. The oats should be well covered in our delicious pudding mix.
Before the no bake cookie mix cools down, spoon out a couple of tablespoons of the mixture and “drop” it onto the parchment paper. You will want to leave a couple of inches between each cookie because they will spread out a little.
If you want to make mini no bake vanilla cookies, simply use less of the mixture. For bigger cookies, use two or three scoops.
Allow to cool and dry for about 15-25 minutes before enjoying. Once they have set, you should be able to just peel them off of the parchment paper.
To save store in an airtight container. When we serve these No Bake Vanilla Cookies for the holidays, we like to use aluminum cookie trays. We put all of our cookies on a platter or two and let family and guests snack as they please.
Tips to No Bake Cookies:
If you find that your vanilla no bake cookies come out too runny, it’s usually because the mixture wasn’t boiled long enough. If the sugar doesn’t reach a certain temp, it won’t hold the cookie mixture together.
If you find that they are not setting right after about 20-25 minutes, you can try putting them into the fridge. If they continue to set out at room temp, they won’t form. Putting them in the fridge can sometimes help.
No Bake Vanilla Cookies
- 3/4 c salted butter
- 2/3 c milk
- 1 ¾ c sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding
- 3 1/2 c quick cook oats
- Line your countertop with a parchment paper sheet about 2 feet long. This is where we will place the cookies so that they can dry.
- Add milk, sugar, and butter to a saucepan. Mix and heat over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Allow it to boil for exactly one minute, then quickly remove from heat.
- Add vanilla extract and stir.
- Add 1 ½ c of oats to the saucepan and stir. Then add the instant pudding and stir. Break up any pudding lumps that may be in the mix.
- Add in the remaining oats and mix until everything is well combined.
- Drop the cookie dough onto the parchment paper by the spoonful. Allow to cool and dry for about 15-25 minutes before enjoying.