For quick and simple cookie recipes that can be prepared for bake sales or unexpected classroom events is the no bake cookie. These can be especially fun to make with children, and are perfect to prepare during the hot days of summer, when no one wants to add heat to the home by running the oven. Some recipes require that the ingredients be cooked separately before combining, while others can be made without any prior preparation necessary.
The same ingredients that are also found in any other simple cookie recipe can be used for a no bake cookie. Sugar, milk, butter, cocoa powder or chocolate pieces, oatmeal, vanilla and peanut butter are some standard favorites. A lot of these recipes are easy to find, and require no refrigeration before slicing. Just make sure to follow the directions for safe food handling, and use wax paper or parchment to prevent sticking.