No Bake Eskimo Cookies


If you're looking to save a little money this year, try making these No Bake Eskimo Cookies as part of a holiday gift basket you give to friends and family. These bite-sized morsels are chewy, chocolatey, and covered in powdered sugar, which makes for a tasty treat that will please throughout the holiday season. Since this is a no bake dessert, these cookies are easy to make in very little time, however, they do need some time to set. Make sure you make them at least a day or two in advance if giving them as gifts so that they'll be perfect and pleasant for all.


If you're looking for other edible gift ideas for the holidays, try these delightful 3-Ingredient Turtle Candies.


Preparation Time20 min

Chilling Time3 hr


  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine soft butter with the sugar, beating with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  2. Add the oatmeal and cocoa and stir. Combine water and vanilla and stir in until everything is well mixed.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 – 3 hours.
  4. Place powdered sugar into a small bowl. Scoop portions of the oatmeal mixture with a #2 ice cream scoop or tablespoon and roll in your palms to make golf-ball size bites.
  5. Drop a few at a time into the powdered sugar at a time and roll to coat.
  6. Spoon onto foil or parchment paper and allow to sit for 20 minutes before storing in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator, with foil or parchment between layers.

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Our 6 year old daughter loves being busy in the kitchen so she made these today. (I suspect that she ate at least half the mixture before making the balls and refrigerating them, lol!) Anyway they taste really good, I particularly like the addition of cocoa to the flavor which I feel saves the cookies from being too sweet.

I have never known that these were called eskimo cookies! I agree that they are perfect to make with kids since they're fun, easy, and just a little messy! A major benefit of this recipe is that you probably already have 90% of these ingredients in your house!

When I saw no-bake cookies, I thought of the stove-top cookies my mom called unbaked cookies. These are the perfect cookie to make with kids. They love to roll balls. I do like the idea of rolling them in cocoa powder instead of powdered sugar. Or maybe even a mix of the two.

These were so good! They tasted quite sugary, but I loved that they were bite size, and the taste was really good.

I really like these cookies! You wouldn't know from their taste that they're THIS easy to make! They have the perfect amount of chocolate taste - not too much, not too little. The powdered sugar coating makes them a little messy, but it's worth it.

These cookies were super sweet! I bet they would be great rolled in cocoa powder instead of powdered sugar.

delicious! I love the combination of chocolate and crunch.

These would be perfect for my Christmas dessert table!

These don't remind me at all of cookies or eskimos, but I love the texture of them! It helps that they're super easy to make.

I loved the powdered sugar on these cookies.

Based on the simple ingredients, I wasn't expecting much. However, when I popped one into my mouth I was shocked at how good it was. Honestly, one of the best things I've ever tasted.

I thought these had coconut in them because of the texture, but it was oatmeal! I really like the size of them---little bite-sized morsels. Yum!

These were interesting! I was expecting a brownie-like texture, but I really liked them. The powdered sugar is the perfect topping.

5 stars! Love these- made them all the time 50 years ago. Key is to cream (mix) the butter and sugar together very well, and same with the oats - it is a very stiff dough! I remember my sister and I taking turns because our arms would get tired. Plate of cookies never lasted more than a day. Amount of cookies is determined by size that you roll them.

There is no mention of vanilla in the instructions?? Is it a mistake to have it listed in the ingredients?

"remove recipe" means you already have it saved...and now, would you like to remove it from your collection.

On the top of this page why does it say "remove recipe" when you want to add it?

how much cream do you add to the doesnt say??

You don't add cream, you "cream" the sugar and margarine together. Reading the recipe, it does say add sugar and cream, so that is an understanable mistake.

I'm with donna lee always helps my decision in trying recipes if pictures are available. tnx

I would be tempted to try the recipes if pictures of the finished items were shown


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